Tehran (IP) - Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani says the country has been on path of economic growth in the past two months despite sanctions and coronavirus and the enemies have failed to achieve their goals.

Iran PressIran News: Speaking on Wednesday at the meeting of the Council of Ministers, Rouhani stated that Iran is different from other countries culturally and religiously, adding that the country should not be compared with other countries in terms of the problems caused by the sanctions and the outbreak of coronavirus.

Referring to the government's measures to boost the country's production and development, the president said: "Measures taken in various fields, including industry, agriculture, and services, show that people are not affected by sanctions and fear of coronavirus.”

Appreciating the resistance of the Iranian nation against the economic pressure and the oppressive sanctions of the enemy, Rouhani said: "The great Iranian nation, all branches, agents, and officials of the executive branch have used all their power in the current difficult conditions.”

“Although for the past seven months, we have been facing sanctions and coronavirus at the same time, fortunately, our country has been on the path of economic growth in July and August,” said the president.

"The fact that the companies listed in the stock market have grown by 2.8% in August this year compared to the same period last year shows that the country is on the path of the surge in production and the enemies have failed to achieve their goals,” he added.

Face-to-face education, priority but not compulsory

"Regarding education, our first priority is face-to-face education, but there is no compulsion here,” said Rouhani.

"Despite the special conditions that have been created for education this year with the outbreak of coronavirus, the doors of no school and university are closed, but in the meantime, there is no compulsion in this regard and we do not force anyone,” noted Iran’s president.

“We want our students to be in perfect physical and mental health,” Rouhani said, stressing the need for close monitoring of the health of students in educational centers by the ministries of education and health.


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