TEHRAN (Iran News) – President Seyed Ebrahim Raisi says that the election last year was the reiteration of the people to implement the original ideals of the Revolution in the field of justice and the fight against poverty, corruption and discrimination.
In a ceremony that was held on Saturday on the anniversary of the 2021 presidential election, the President met with a group of people from Pishva, Qarchak and Varamin who had gathered at the Jahan Pahlavan Takhti Stadium in this city, saying, “Pishva and Varamin appeared with insight and vigilance not only at the beginning of the Islamic movement, but also in the continuation of the struggles leading to the Islamic Revolution in 1979, during the Holy Defense, the 2009 incidents”.
The President called the numerous martyrs of these regions a sign of the people’s loyalty to the revolution and the Islamic system and added, “The epic presence of the people of Qarchak, Pishva and Varamin in defending Islamic values was not limited to the past”.
Raisi stated, “Therefore, I decided to come to the people today, on the first anniversary of the election of the Popular Administration, instead of attending symbolic meetings, and to pursue the completion of semi-finished projects”.
Referring to his visit to a number of semi-finished projects in different parts of Varamin city, the President stated, “Thanks to the Islamic Revolution, many measures have been done for this region, but there is still a lot of unfinished work left”.
The President added, “I have instructed my colleagues in the government and the Ministry of the Interior to study the strategies and conditions for the establishment of two provinces in the east and west of the province”.
Raisi continued his speech by referring to the presence of people at the ballot box despite the difficult conditions caused by coronavirus in the presidential elections in June 2021, and said, “Apart from the difficult conditions of coronavirus, the enemy was trying to dissuade people from going to the polls, but the enemy failed due to the insight and vigilance of the people”.
The President added, “Today, thanks to God, the situation has changed and the number of COVID-19 death cases has dropped to single digits from about 700 deaths per day, and in some days it has become zero, which has been achieved thanks to God, the efforts of the health care staff”.
Raisi referred to the financial and budgetary problems of the Popular Administration at the beginning of its tenure and said, “Many people asked us how you want to solve the problem of the budget deficit of 480 trillion tomans. While the government was struggling to pay its employees in the first month of its operation, thanks to God and the awareness of the people, we were able to get through this difficult phase without borrowing from the central bank or printing money that could cause new problems”.
“In the first months of the government, we also had concerns about the supply of basic goods,” he said.
In another part of his speech, Raisi pointed out that the people’s vote on June 2021 was for the administration of justice, stating, “What the people demanded was to fight poverty, corruption and discrimination”.
“The construction of 4 million housing units during the four years is a promise of the government, the need of the country and the clarification of the law, and we must act on it, if this does not happen, the backlogs in the field of housing will be piled up,” he said.
Stating that good steps have been taken in the fields of education, housing and health in the period since the beginning of the office of the Popular Administration, Raisi said, “During this period, 5 million needy families were covered by health insurance without any payment and this process will continue”.
The President stated that one of the main plans and goals of the Popular Administration is to reform the corrupt structures and added, “I was dealing with corruption in the judiciary and I came here to fight the corrupt bases”.
Raisi continued his speech by referring to some statements about provincial trips, adding, “Those who criticize provincial trips and the presence of the servants among the people, do not have the experience of being among the people and meeting them. I suggest them to attend public gatherings and enjoy being among the people”.
The President noted, “I emphasize that all officials of the Popular Administration should be with the people, among the people and know that it is the presence and support of the people that will solve the problems in various fields”.
In another part of his speech, the President said that what we are pursuing in the economic field is that the people, the market and economic actors see peace and economic growth.
Raisi stated, “The work has started with the presence of the people, and economic growth and progress and deterrent authority will be achieved with the participation and presence of the people”.
The President stated, “Work has begun to eliminate all threats and gain strength and authority in the world to defend power, independence and the Islamic Republic”.
Saying that we have a long way to go, the President noted, “Despite all the sanctions and threats, I see a very bright future and I am sure that the enemy will not be able to defeat us”.
The President said, “The enemies and ill-wishers of the Islamic Republic of Iran have tried to make the government busy about unimportant matters in recent months, but I urged all government officials to be careful not to get caught up in unimportant matters”.
He said, “We like a school that can communicate our belief in society by following the late Imam and the Supreme Leader. I urge everyone not to be busy with unimportant matters and to know that success means serving the people, and serving the people means serving God, and this is the only way to solve the problems of the country”.