Tehran (IP) - Iran's president defended the generals of the next year’s budget in the parliament's Sunday session.

Iran PressIran News: Ebrahim Raisi said in the open session of the parliament: "Despite the sanctions, we are witnessing an increase in the export of crude oil and gas condensate, and we had a foreign currency exchange."

Raisi added: "Iran ranked seventh in steel production in the world in November. Industrial products petrochemical products, and household appliances have grown significantly."

The president said: "In the next year’s budget, the general policies of the 7th development program and fair distribution of facilities have been considered. Irrelevant provisions of the budget have been avoided. The stock market has been supported."

Many officials in region underscore vital role of IRGC

President Raisi said in a speech in the parliament, many political and military leaders in the region recognize the irreplaceable role of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) in the fight against terrorism.

The European Parliament on Wednesday adopted an amendment that was added to an annual foreign policy report, calling on the EU and its member states to include the IRGC on their so-called terror list. The parliament also passed another resolution on Thursday, calling for more sanctions against Iranian individuals and entities and putting the IRGC on the EU terrorist list over alleged human rights violations during the recent riots.

The move by the European Parliament has been strongly condemned by Iranian officials, commanders, and the Armed Forces.

President Raisi, who went to the parliament to defend the annual budget, said: "Some parties rebuke a significant part of our government because of its revolutionary actions. No army and armed forces have tried as hard as the IRGC to deal with terrorism and cut hands of terrorists from the region. Both the armies of the countries and the political authorities in the region recognize that the role of the IRGC in dealing with terrorism is the first and most important."

The high-ranking official stated: "Many times the authorities in the region have told us that if it were not for the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps, Quds forces, and General Qassem Soleimani, the situation in our country and region would be different."

While appreciating the IRGC's actions, Raisi said: "I believe that those who want to blame the mighty IRGC, their efforts are doomed to failure, just like in the past."


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