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President described the dignity and independence of the country the results of the Late Imam Khomeini’s (RA) management method and said: “Constructive interaction with the world, economic calm and helping the disadvantaged are among the government’s plans and in line with management in the Islamic system”.

Sat 26 - May 2018 - 22:42

President Hassan Rouhani met with clerics late on Saturday in a cordial atmosphere and said: “The government has made special attention to the disadvantaged in managing the society and implementing social justice”.

Stating that, “In the past 5 years, salaries and pensions have increased more than inflation rate,” he continued: “Our country’s dignity and independence was the results of the Late Imam Khomeini’s (RA) management method”.

He also said: “Managing the society is nearly impossible without communicating with the global society,” adding that, “Of course, some may believe that we can put up a wall around us and manage our country, which is possible if we are satisfied with the least”.

“Anyway, we must determine if we want to sell our oil and steel or not, or if we intend to sell our surplus wheat or import any if we need,” he continued.

Dr Rouhani also said: “Independence of branches and their interaction must be considered together, but we believe that the branches must not be separate from each other as different islands”.

He continued: “Constructive interaction with the world, economic calm and helping the disadvantaged are among the government’s plans and in line with management in the Islamic system”.

Stating that, “In the past 5 years, salaries and pensions have increased more than inflation rate,” he also said: “Of course, people are under pressure but according to some indices, we can see that positive developments have also been made”.

“People’s health costs have decreased dramatically,” continued the President, saying: “Pensions rose 3.5 times in this government. Roughly all cities and villages have now access to high-speed Internet and 200,000 jobs have been generated in the cyberspace”.

He also continued: “For the first time, Iran is extracting more gas than Qatar in our joint fields and in other oil and gas fields, we have taken good steps to protect our national assets”

Stating that, “The government has made huge investment in main sectors of economy,” he continued: “300,000 hectares of fields in Khuzestan and Ilam have been equipped with modern irrigation systems”.

“In our diplomacy, we were trying to secure people’s rights,” Dr Rouhani said, adding: “In nuclear negotiations, lifted 6 Security Council resolutions against Iran”.

He continued: “The same United Nations that did not consider enrichment as Iran’s right, unanimously endorsed it in Resolution 2231”.

“The difference between our enrichment today with the past is that in the past, the US claimed that Iran does not have the right to enrichment because of violations, but today, out enrichment is considered completely legal by the same UN”.

Saying that some used to say that the PMD would not be resolved for the next tens of years, the President also added: “The government resolved a very complicated case and closed it”.

“After US withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the majority of the global community believed Iran was right and defended the deal,” he added.

The President of the Islamic Republic of Iran also went on to say: “Today, we are in a situation that the President of France, in his visit to Russia and joint press conference with the President of that country, announces that they support the deal. Americans are putting pressure on Europeans to choose them or Iran, but Europeans say they choose the JCPOA”.

He also continued: “US being against us is very different from the global community being against us. The current behaviour of the US administration will not last for long. We don’t know what will happen in mid-term US Congress election and other elections. Anyway, we must we wise and resolve the issues”.

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