Economy Will Not to Be Tied to Vienna Talks
Economy Will Not to Be Tied to Vienna Talks
President Seyed Ebrahim Raisi says that his administration will not tie the economy and people's livelihood to the negotiations.

TEHRAN (Iran News) – Economy Will Not to Be Tied to Vienna Talks. President Seyed Ebrahim Raisi says that his administration will not tie the economy and people’s livelihood to the negotiations.

Speaking on Tuesday in a meeting with students of Sharif University of Technology on the occasion of Student’s Day, Raisi referred to the exchange rate fluctuations and said, “We have accurate news that some people are trying around the clock to raise the exchange rate and tie the negotiations to the economy with the aim of imposing their demands on the nation. Intelligence devices are working to introduce the individuals.”

“Some of these people inside and some abroad are looking to raise the price of the currency in cyberspace and in real space,” he added.

Emphasizing that his administration will not tie the economy and people’s livelihood to the negotiations, the President stated, “The available foreign exchange resources are in a good condition and, unlike the first days when we took office, we are not worried about the situation.”

“Oil sales are also in good conditions despite threats and sanctions, and oil and condensate exports have increased,” he said.

“In spite of all the problems, efforts have been made to increase the country’s revenues and oil and condensate exports, as the number of exports has increased by 40% during this period,” he said.

Raisi further noted, “After the visit to Tajikistan, the volume of economic exchanges with the country has tripled.”

The president spoke in a ceremony marking the National University Student’s Day.

This year’s ceremonies are being held under the motto of “forthright, transparent, university-student like”.

During the ceremonies at Tehran-based Sharif University of Technology, the minister of science, research and technology and minister of health were also accompanying President Raisi.

The president visited an exhibition on the achievements of the Center for Research and Knowledge-Based Companies of Sharif University of Technology. The exhibition is set up with the motto of “Propellant for Innovation, Expression of Self-Esteem”.


The president was briefed on the latest achievements of the professors and students of Sharif University of Technology in the fields of aerospace, car industry, telecommunications, water and energy, solar power plants, environment, agriculture, electronics, medicine and medical equipment.

University students also offered their viewpoints and proposals to the president, who reiterated the government’s support for technological activities.

During the ceremony, Raisi emphasized the importance of preserving and attracting academic elites, describing university top students and technologists as the country’s assets.

He said Sharif University of Technology should spearhead efforts to preserve the elites, adding that this university is an important center for attracting top students in Iran.

Pointing out that today change is necessary in all areas, Raisi said “Changing the current situation to the desired status should be based on science and innovation.”

“With science and technology, we can create change in different fields of industry and agriculture and stop selling raw materials, and this is possible, just as we have made significant progress in the industries that were subject to the most restrictions and sanctions,” the Iranian president added.

The president noted that Iran is facing problems including drought and universities can undoubtedly play an important role in resolving these problems.

Raisi also stressed that government bodies and companies do not have the right to use foreign products when domestically manufactured quality goods are available to them.

In this meeting, a number of professors of Sharif University of Technology expressed their views on the government’s support for research and academic activities and the relationship between the government and universities.

The National University Student’s Day is marked every year in Iran on November 7 to commemorate three students, who were killed by forces of the previous Pahlavi regime during protests against an official visit by then US Vice President Richard Nixon.

The visit took place in 1972, nearly 18 years after the US intervened in Iran to reinstate the Pahlavi regime in the hugely controversial coup of 1953.