The Spokesman for Iran's government said the country pursues returning its revenue currencies through encouraging non-oil export expansion.

Iran PressIran News: In his weekly press conference on Tuesday, Ali Rabiei said: "while Iran is in need of its financial resources, some countries refuse to pay off their indebted currencies to Iran either under the pressure of the US or under other pretexts, which remains in the memory of the Iranian nation."

"The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Central Bank are consulting in various ways to return Iran's financial resources kept in other countries, and have achieved success in a number of these countries," Rabiei added.

Noting that the coronavirus issue is still in the focus of the government, Rabiei said: "Our request to our compatriots is to pay more attention to health instructions."

Elsewhere he noted: "Considering the reduction of the observance of the instructions in some provinces and to control, manage, and curb the coronavirus, the National Task Force for Fighting Coronavirus approved that the committee for the supervision of protocols plans a scheduled program for upgrading the observance of the protocols by using masks and physical distances up to 80% and asked the provinces to make their efforts accordingly."

The government spokesman described following Imam Hussain's cause as 'trans-religious' and said: "From Baku and Karabakh to Tabriz, Isfahan, Herat, Beirut, Anatolia, and Basrah, we have single geography whose soil is created with the love of the Ahl ul-Bayt."

Elsewhere in his remark, Rabiei pointed to the arrival of Arba'een added: "We are on the eve of Arba'een. Our nation and neighboring nations in this vast geography of the Ahl ul-Bayt have always held mourning ceremonies for Imam Hussain (AS) and his companions as glorious as possible over the centuries."

The government spokesman added: "The tradition of mourning for Imam Hussain (AS) has not been static and just a ritual throughout history; the Arba'een March should be considered the latest evolutionary stage of this mourning."

"Unfortunately, this year we are banned from holding this ceremony due to the corona outbreak, but we should consider this as an opportunity to realize the philosophy of the uprising of Imam Hussain (AS) and the Arba'een March."

"For us, Imam Hussain's discourse is a discourse of resistance against aggressors of territorial integrity and religious differences," Rabiei stressed.

The solution to Karabakh dispute not military

The Spokesman in other parts of his speech stressed the preservation of the Azerbaijan Republic's territorial integrity and respect to the UN Charter and international law.

Ali Rabiei pointed to the Azerbaijani-Armenian conflict over Karabakh and stressed the evacuation of the occupied regions of Azerbaijan Republic, noting that the intervention of the third parties destructive. 

Yet he warned over the harms to some Iranian citizens living in the border areas and stressed that in case of repetition of such incidents, Iran will give an appropriate response, considering all options.  

He called on both sides of the conflict to immediately stop violence and pursue their case through the implementation of international law, announcing Iran's readiness to provide any help end the conflict and support of any initiative for ceasefire and diplomacy.


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