22 November 2019 - 17:50
News ID: 447718
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Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution:‎
Ayatollah Khamenei stated, “Both friends and foes should know that we have repelled the ‎enemy in the war in military, political and security issues.”‎

RNA – The statement by the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Sayyed Ali ‎Khamenei, came after protests were sparked in some cities in Iran against the government’s ‎measure in rationing gasoline and substantially increasing its price. The protests turned ‎violent with reports of clashes between security forces and certain elements vandalizing ‎public property.‎

‎“The recent actions were security issues, not from the people. We have repelled the enemy ‎in various areas, and by God’s grace, we will also definitely repel the enemy in the economic ‎war,” Ayatollah Khamenei remarked.‎

The Leader made the remarks during a meeting with a group of entrepreneurs and ‎producers.‎

‎‘We should not wait for end of sanctions to save economy’‎

The Leader also said that no one should wait for end of sanctions to save the economy.‎

‎“If the Iranian people, entrepreneurs and the country’s thinkers neutralize the effects of ‎sanctions through reliance on domestic capabilities, imposers of sanctions will stop sanctions ‎because they will be harmed,” Ayatollah Khamenei pointed out.‎

He attached great importance to reducing reliance on oil revenues in order to decrease ‎harms of the sanctions.‎

He noted that the country should not pin hope on foreign countries.‎

‎“Fundamental strategy to immunize economy from effects of sanctions is through boosting ‎domestic production and I back this real path of progress,” he said.‎

Elsewhere, he said that Islam attaches value to increase in national wealth and well-being.‎

He said that “producers are commanders and front runners of domestic production and ‎economic boom and promotion of public well-being.”‎

The Leader also said that there have always been economic war among the countries and ‎arrogant powers, adding, “However, during tenure of the current president of the United ‎States, this war with China, Korea, Europe and other countries has been expanded and this ‎war has been launched against Iran through sanctions and in a brutal, hatful and criminal ‎way.”‎

‎‘We will turn sanctions into opportunities’‎

Ayatollah Khamenei also said that the country will turn sanctions into opportunities through ‎relying on domestic capabilities and economic activities.‎

He noted that the policy of reliance on domestic capabilities should not be changed even if ‎sanctions are removed.‎

The Leader also said that foreign countries will never transfer fundamental technologies, ‎especially in areas of automobile, petrochemistry and oil sector, to Iran and the country ‎must use domestic capacities to reach such technologies.‎

Elsewhere, he noted that the country can have good economic relations with its neighbours.‎

Tehran Times

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