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President at the session of Administrative Council of East Azerbaijan Province:

Our services meagre compared to people's greatness/ Expanding railway network brings development to country/ Great work done in 11th, 12th gov'ts in addition to JCPOA negotiations/ Iranian nation's persistence a great honour

Speaking at the session of Administrative Council of East Azerbaijan Province on Wednesday evening, President said, "People's support in recent days moves the world and our services are meagre compared to these people's greatness".

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On the enemies' economic pressures, Dr Hassan Rouhani said, "The revolutionary people of Iran came to the stage with their vigilance and timeliness to defend their security, independence and dignity".

Describing visiting quake-hit areas as the main goal of his visit, he said, "Since the earthquake happened in this area, I have been pursuing the matter and the people's conditions and I wanted to evaluate the situation in person".

"Great work has been carried out in addressing the situation and helping the people of these areas and I would like to appreciate all authorities and institutions, especially the Red Crescent, Housing Foundation, Ministry of Interior, governor-generals, the police, IRGC, Basij and all people who helped," he said.

The President went on to appreciate the presence of Tabriz people in the recent rallies after the unrest, saying, "I met with the Supreme Leader yesterday and he said that the people of Tabriz held a glorious rally".

"The enemies had planned for this unrest since 2 years ago," he said, adding, "After the change in petrol prices, they began implementing their plans with all their facilities and thought that it could last for months, leading to massacre and civil war".

He added, "They thought that if they set fire on banks and people's houses they could take their independence and freedom, but the people showed it explicitly that they do not yield to foreign conspiracies and will resist".

"Of course, people may have criticisms and expectations, but they will not let some to take advantage of the situation and threat their security," said Rouhani.

Dr Rouhani added, "I would like to thank people of Tabriz and Azerbaijan, Supreme Leader's representative to the province and all local officials who encouraged this great movement".

Referring to the projects opened today in East Azerbaijan Province, he said, "Railway is one of the very important projects and I urge related authorities to work harder to take the railway to Tabriz by next year".

"Two other important projects in the field of railway is on the agenda, which we will work harder to put into operation as soon as possible. One of them is Rasht-Astara and the other is Chabahar-Zahedan railway," he continued.

President Rouhani also said, "Expanding railway network brings development to country and I have put emphasis on its implementation since the beginning of last term of office".

Stating that some think that the government is only active in political negotiations, he said, "Great work has been done in the 11th and 12th governments in addition to JCPOA negotiations," referring to Healthcare Reform Plan, the environment, railways, refineries, and revival of Lake Urmia.

"With the government's efforts in developing infrastructures, now even villages are connected to the Internet and people are doing many of their work through the Internet," he said.

Dr Rouhani also said that the people of Iran have passed a big test in the last two years, "God has bestowed a great victory to the people of Iran in this great test".

Saying that the Iranian nation's persistence is a great honour, he added, "Of course, people have hardships and they must be addressed, but these people will never yield to the West and America, and this is a great honour for our country".

Referring to the government's efforts for two years to increase the price of petrol, he said, "Our goal by this project was to help the people, because I was looking for a way to help them because of the pressure on them".

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