President Rouhani: Government on right path

Tehran, March 20, IRNA – The path taken by the government is the right one and we remain to be proud of it, says President Hassan Rouhani.

“We should stand against problems and together try to address them step by step.” President Rouhani said on Monday during an unveiling ceremony for 60 new medicines developed by Iranian scientists.

We should believe that problems are not going to be solved overnight, he said.

President Rouhani, referring to his government’s economic achievements, said that for years we were expecting to achieve a single-digit inflation rate.

“Now with an inflation rate of 6.8 percent announced for the last month of the outgoing Iranian calendar year, it seems that the path taken by the government has been the right one,” he said.

Referring to the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), President Rouhani also said that in the absence of such a deal, and a with a rising inflation rate, the situation of the country could have been quite dubious.

He called on everybody to help realize the motto of the year set by Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.

“In the year of [Economy of Resistance, Production and] employment, we should work together and be aware of the fact that problems are not going to be solved in short-term,” he said.

“Iran is a big nation and its human and academic resources are a source of pride,” he added.

Ayatollah Khamenei has named the New Iranian Year, 1396, as the year of 'Economy of Resistance, Production and Employment'.

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