Fri Oct 29, 2021 01:24:41
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Ayatollah Raisi in the first live TV interview:

Countering Corona in a revolutionary move with rationality the main priority of gov't/ Negotiation always a diplomacy tool, but negotiation under pressure, threat not acceptable/ Solution of Afghanistan establishment of gov’t with people’s vote

The President said that coronavirus is the main issue of the country and confronting it in a revolutionary move along with rationality is the main priority of the government, saying, "The government has plans to increase the import of vaccines and strengthening domestic production and we will do our best to accelerate the work in this regard and minimise people's concerns".

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Sat 04 - September 2021 - 22:51

Speaking in the first live TV interview with the people on Saturday night, Ayatollah Dr Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi stated, “Dr Raisi went on to state, “The first vice president is responsible for coordinating the government's economic team”.

“We consider the people as insiders and we tell important decisions to the people,” he said, adding, “The participation and cooperation of the people is a valuable asset of the government”.

"The import of 40 million doses of vaccine has been finalised and will be imported by the mid-September," Said Ayatollah Raisi.

"The Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs have been mobilised to provide the vaccine needed by the people quickly," he said.

Ayatollah Raisi pointed out, "Very good work has been done in the field of domestic vaccine production and the government's programme is to support domestic production, but estimates show that we need 100 million doses of vaccine, which domestic production alone is not enough".

The president stressed that the closure of businesses and education creates many problems for the people, adding, "Any action to resume activities, including the reopening of schools and educational centres requires the completion of vaccination".

"In addition, full compliance with health guidelines and avoiding unnecessary gatherings should be taken seriously by all people," he said.

The President continued, “Negotiations is an option as a diplomacy tool, but negotiation under pressure and threats is not acceptable at all”.

The issue of nuclear talks is on the agenda, but negotiations must be fruitful, he said, adding, “The focus of our talks is the interests of the Iranian people and the complete lifting of sanctions, from which we will not take a step back”.

He went on to refer to the recent developments in Afghanistan and said, “The solution to the issue in Afghanistan is the establishment of a government based on people’s vote”.

Ayatollah Raisi continued, “The issue of Afghanistan has shown that the presence of the Americans not only does not create security anywhere, but also undermines security”.

Stating that interaction with neighbouring countries is our priority, Dr Raisi said, “Today, the conditions are ready for investing in Iran”.

Pointing out that, unfortunately, people’s trust has been damaged and we must rebuild this damaged trust, Dr Raisi clarified, "The way to restore this trust is to be honest. All political leaders must be sincere and explain the promises made to the people honestly, and if for any reason there is a problem in fulfilling the promises, they must be explained to the people”.

“People should see honesty in this government and its members in practice and not just in words and expressions, and if people see honesty in the government, they will definitely help the government,” he said.

Dr Raisi pointed out, "The government's goal is to activate the tourism and maritime economy in Sistan and Baluchestan, and I would like to inform the dear Iranians abroad that the ground for investment is fully prepared there and the government agencies are ready to provide Iranian investment preparations with priority”.

On the status of the nuclear case and the Vienna talks, as well as the government's position on the events in Afghanistan, the president said, "Afghanistan has really suffered a great deal. With the oppression of Afghanistan by the Americans and foreign countries, this country has been oppressed for years and Afghan children are injured and disabled every day”.

Ayatollah Raisi added, "Today, the international community is announcing that more than 30,000 Afghan children have been injured in the past two decades, many homes have been destroyed and the people of Afghanistan have been severely affected. Today, in Iran alone, we host more than 3 million Afghans who have been displaced from their homeland”.

Ayatollah Raisi continued, “The issue of Afghanistan has shown that the presence of the Americans not only does not create security anywhere, but also undermines security. The United States has committed human rights abuses in Afghanistan and actions that definitely need to be analysed and pursued”.

He said, “The solution to the issue in Afghanistan is the establishment of a government based on people’s vote. The Islamic Republic has always favoured the establishment of peace in Afghanistan, to stop the bloodshed and fratricide in Afghanistan and to the will of the people to rule in this country”.

“We support a government that is based on the will of the people of Afghanistan, and this is a requirement of the foreign policy of the Islamic Republic. The government that emerged from the popular vote in Afghanistan can certainly have very good relations with the Islamic Republic,” he said.

Dr Raisi stated, "Afghanistan's security is Iran's security and we consider not only Afghanistan but also the security and peace of all our neighbouring countries as our own security and peace and strengthening relations with them is a central issue and priority of Iran's foreign policy".

The President said that in the period since the beginning of the official activity of the government, I have had more than 50 meetings and talks with the leaders of different countries, noting, "In all these talks, I have always emphasised the interaction of Islamic Iran with different countries as the most central point".

“In these talks, we have also sought to address the fundamental and serious concerns of the people, such as the issue of coronavirus and the provision of vaccines, and we will continue this interaction with all the different countries,” he said.

Ayatollah Raisi continued, "We hope that peace will prevail in Afghanistan as soon as possible and that the dear people of Afghanistan will feel that a government based on their vote has been formed according to the views of all groups and all groups active in Afghanistan".

“Foreigners should not seek to infiltrate in Afghanistan and want to oppress the Afghan people again. Everyone must allow the people of Afghanistan to decide their own destiny,” said Raisi.

“We will not hesitate to talk and negotiate in any way, but what Westerners and Americans want, that is, dialogue under pressure; does that mean dialogue? If pressure is to be on the side of dialogue, what kind of dialogue is this?”

The President continued, “Negotiations is an option as a diplomacy tool, but negotiation under pressure and threats is not acceptable at all. This has been tested already and does not work. Americans and Europeans have experienced that dialogue with pressure does not work”.

The issue of nuclear talks is on the agenda, but negotiations must be fruitful, he said, adding, “The focus of our talks is the interests of the Iranian people and the complete lifting of sanctions, from which we will not take a step back”.

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