Ahead of the martyrdom anniversary of Shahid Bahonar and Shahid Raja'ee-- marking the National Week of the Administration-- President Rouhani and his cabinet members met with Ayatollah Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, this morning August 29, 2018.
AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA): Ahead of the martyrdom anniversary of Shahid Bahonar and Shahid Raja'ee-- marking the National Week of the Administration-- President Rouhani and his cabinet members met with Ayatollah Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, this morning August 29, 2018.
At this meeting, Ayatollah Khamenei tapped on the economic problems caused by internal as well as external factors and stated: The enemy has targeted the economy of Iran because there already exist some economic problems and shortcomings. In the area of the economy, we should act vigorously and extensively, to fill all the gaps; these are all possible; there is no dead end in managing the country's economy.
Ayatollah Khamenei stressed that officials in charge of the economy sector must work hard, keeping up with the goals of Economy of Resistance. “The quality and extent of work by the officials of the Economy Sector must be as such that they would work tirelessly day and night.
And the pivot of all the efforts being made in this sector must be in line with the policies of the Economy of Resistance—which entails empowering domestic production,” said the Supreme Leader.
The Leader of the Revolution described Resistance Economy as safeguarding the country against enemies and held: Policies of the Economy of Resistance represent both building a stronghold against the enemy and empowering the nation for progressing and moving forward. Thus, the Economy of Resistance that revolves around domestic production has both defensive and offensive features.
Ayatollah Khamenei called for endorsing solidarity among officials of the country and asserted: Today solidarity and unity of Iranian officials are needed more than ever. The heads of the different branches of power, as well as the officials working at various sectors must cooperate and support each other. In particular, everyone should help the administration, because it is the entity at the center.
He added: It is normal to have some disagreements among the officials; but it should not become the focus of the media; as it could make the people worried.
Ayatollah Khamenei described the Iranian parliament session held the day before wherein President Rouhani appeared before the representatives of the nation to answer to questions on his policies as an example of power and stability, adding that: Yesterday's meeting in the parliament (Majlis) was an example of manifestation of sovereignty and stability of the Islamic Republic of Iran. May God bless the president and the executive branch for this manifestation of sovereignty.
The Leader of the Revolution dubbed the parliament session as a manifestation of religious democracy and said: When the members of the parliament question the President—who has been elected into office with 23 million votes—and he calmly answers; this represents religious democracy. There exists a gap between the expectations of the MPs and the reality—and this gap needs to be filled. The important thing is that this event represented a magnificent manifestation of the Islamic Republic's power and the officials’ confidence [in the system].
Ayatollah Khamenei also referred to what the enemies of Iran were expecting to come out of the parliament session by stating that: The enemy sought other results from the meeting, but yesterday’s great meeting is going to reinforce the parliament and empower the president; it is also going to pave the way for increased cooperation and convergence of viewpoints.