Leader: Economy Should Not Be Linked to Foreign Developments
IRAN NEWS NATIONAL DESK
TEHRAN – Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei stating that the country’s economy should not be linked to foreign developments in any way because this is a strategic mistake, underlined that economic planning for the country should not wait for the lifting of sanctions or the result of the elections of a certain country.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei yesterday on the occasion of Government Week in a video link with the President and his cabinet members called the last year of the current government’s term a good opportunity to increase services in various fields.
He also made remarks on important economic issues such as production, investment, the value of the national currency, and also cyberspace and stated that the government should seriously remove the barriers to production and make more efforts to solve the problems.
Ayatollah Khamenei also called the Ashura incident the peak of jihad, sacrifice, and martyrdom, and referring to the coincidence of Government Week with the first 10-day of Muharram, added that the basis of Government Week is also diligence and martyrdom because Rajaie and Bahonar(the martyred president and prime minister), with continuous struggle, hard work, and effort during problems, refused to pursue personal interests and avoided in attracting the attention of the people, made themselves worthy of the great divine reward, namely martyrdom.
Referring to the great and important news that the president and members of the government announced in their reports, the Leader added that Government Week is a good opportunity to explain and inform the services of government members and review the strengths and weaknesses that the government should pay attention.
The Leader of the Revolution considered the last year of the government’s term as a significant opportunity and in many ways very important and said the government should use the last opportunity as much as it can to serve the people and the country.
In this regard, Ayatollah Khamenei, referring to the serious housing problem in the country, said that the government has promised to build 600,000 housing units in the last year of its term, and the fulfillment of this promise can be effective in solving the housing problem.
Pursuing and making serious efforts to fulfill the promises made, including the weekly plans of the Ministry of Energy, the refinery policy to prevent the export of crude oil, the strengthening of knowledge-based companies, the continuation of good scientific and health services against Corona and increasing production was another strong recommendation of the Leader of the Revolution to the government for the last year of activity.
He also said the United States’ model of governance has proven “an utter failure,” and human values have taken the biggest hit in America. He added, “Human values like health, justice, and security are trampled upon the most in America.”
“The social gap there is horrible, the number of the hungry and the homeless and their ratio [to the overall population] are higher than the conventional [rates of] world countries,” the Leader said.
“According to rivals speaking explicitly in election campaigns, one in five American children suffers from hunger. And additionally, insecurity and crime rate are very high in America,” Ayatollah Khamenei said.
The fact that the U.S. is headed by people who are a source of humiliation for that country is another sign of the defeat of western models and the decline of western civilization in the world.
The Leader said that, apart from those internal and managerial problems, the United States also engaged in such “common practices” as “murder, the waging of wars, and the causing of insecurity” in foreign lands, such as Syria, Palestine, Yemen, and formerly in Iraq, Afghanistan, Vietnam, and Hiroshima (Japan).