Ayatollah Khamenei:

Tehran (IP) - The Leader of the Islamic Revolution, referring to the issue of sanctions as a bitter reality and the crime of the United States and European partners against the Iranian nation, said that this crime has been committed against the Iranian nation for years, but it has been intensified in the last three years.

Iran PressIran news: A special meeting of the Supreme Council for the Coordination of the Three Branches of Government was held this morning (Tuesday) in the presence of Ayatollah Khamenei, the Leader of the Revolution, in Imam Khomeini's Husseiniyah.

In this meeting, the Leader of the Revolution, referring to the four necessary measures for the country's economy, namely solving the problem of the budget deficit, increasing investment, the surge in production, and supporting the weaker section of the society, said that the effect of implementing practical solutions in the life of the people must be identified by the vigorous efforts of the officials.

Ayatollah Khamenei called economics the main issue of the country and added that this is the reason why in recent years the slogan of every year is an economic issue. At the same time, people's livelihoods have really suffered, and in recent months, the corona has exacerbated the problems.

The Leader went on to say that the purpose of holding this meeting is to express practical solutions that will result in the short term and its impact on the lives of people to be felt. Of course, the implementation of these practical strategies and their effectiveness requires serious efforts and continuous efforts of the heads of the three branches and officials related to the three branches in their organizations.

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Before starting the solutions, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution stated two important points and highlighted that experts have common solutions to the country's economic problems, adding: "So the problem is not whether or not there is a solution, but we need diligence, courage, and serious effort and follow-up."

Ayatollah Khamenei in his second point referred to the issue of sanctions as a bitter reality and the crime of the United States and European partners against the Iranian nation and made the remark that this crime has been committed against the Iranian nation for years but has intensified in the last three years.

Emphasizing that there are two ways to cure sanctions, 'neutralizing sanctions and overcoming them' and 'lifting sanctions', Ayatollah Khamenei stated: "Of course, we tried the path of lifting sanctions once and negotiated for several years, but we did not reach a conclusion."

The Leader of the Islamic Revolution, referring to the path of overcoming sanctions and making them ineffective, said that this path may have difficulties and problems at the beginning, but it is a happy ending.

Ayatollah Khamenei pointed out: "If we can overcome the sanctions with effort and initiative and standing against the problems and the other side sees the sanctions become ineffective, it will gradually lift the sanctions."

He summed up his two introductory points as follows that we have a lot of capacity and ability to neutralize sanctions, as long as we want and try and counter the troubles.

Ayatollah Khamenei then expressed some of the solutions suggested by experts and specialists in the four headings of 'budget deficit', 'increasing government investment and public institutions', 'surge in production' and 'supporting the poor class', and expressed hope that by implementing these solutions will have positive effects on the country's economy and people's lives.

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Ayatollah Khamenei, noting that despite some measures, the slogan of the year has not been fulfilled as expected, adding that experts in the governmental and non-governmental sectors have proposed some specific operational strategies to boost production, including increase car production by relying on the capacity of domestic parts manufacturers, increasing the production of the oil industry based on the knowledge of the oil industry and increasing the production of animal feed and oilseeds".

The Leader of the Revolution also stressed the 'need to support the poor' and made the remark that the families' economy has been under severe pressure due to the stagflation in recent years and now the coronavirus has added to the problems and serious living difficulties for many groups of people that serious action must be taken in this regard.

Ayatollah Khamenei referred to the 'creating a centralized social security system for individuals' and 'creating a national base for Iranians by connecting different databases to each other' among the experts' suggestions to reduce the people's problems.

Ayatollah Khamenei emphasizing that we must consider that there will be no opening from outside, highlighted that those whom some pin hope for are hostile to us, while their internal situation is not clear at all and the recent troubles, do not allow them to speak and take a stand on international issues and their words cannot be counted on.

The Leader also referred to the recent nonsense of the three European countries and underscored that the situation of the United States is not clear and the Europeans are constantly taking a stand against Iran, adding: "They tell us not to interfere in the region, while they themselves have the most destructive interference in the affairs of the region, and while Britain and France have destructive nuclear missiles and Germany is on this path, they tell us not to have missiles."

The Leader of the Islamic Revolution said: "What does it have to do with you, you first correct yourself and then comment."

Ayatollah Khamenei emphasized that foreigners cannot be trusted and pin hope to them.


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