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Supreme Leader: Resistance economy is only way for country’s progress

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Aug 23, IRNA -- Supreme Leader of Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, said on Thursday that “resistance economy” is the sole way left to proceed in the path to progress.

Addressing a meeting marking Government Week which was attended by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the cabinet members, Ayatollah Khamenei said resistance economy is the only way left for the country to continue with its progress.

Using all the governmental and non-governmental capacities, fighting corruption, doing the utmost to solve public livelihood problems, supporting national production and avoiding overconsumption are among the requirements of the resistance economy, he contended.

Describing Government Week as an opportunity for appreciating services rendered by the executive power and the officials, the Supreme Leader added that it also provides a chance for evaluating inward and study weak and strong points of the power.

The Ayatollah called on the president and his colleagues to make optimal use of the remaining time till the end of the tenth government tenure.

Very significant jobs can be done within the remaining one year, the Supreme Leader noted.

He also said that the arrogant powers have utilized all their power to make Iran retreat from its stances but the government should use all its capacities to break the untrue illusion of the enemies.

Despite the problems facing the society, the country is moving forward, the Supreme Leader said, hailing the government and the cabinet known for being very active.

Referring to the failure of the aliens’ plots, the Supreme Leader also addressed the cabinet: "Keep always in mind that the powers will never quit enmity and will seek new measure once the earlier ones are doomed."

Therefore, the officials should seek new approaches for countering the threats, the paramont leader said.

Advising the cabinet, Ayatollah Khamenei also said that they were urged to review the weak points and remove them.

The Ayatollah also enumerated huge developmental works, remarkable progress in the field of science and technology promoting Iran’s status in the field of foreign policy and avoiding luxurious lives and leading simple lives as among the strong points of the government.

Ayatollah Khamenei also called on the government to draw up programs for removing the livelihood problems facing the public.

Empowering private sector is one of the pillars of the resistance economy, said Ayatollah Khamenie, noting that policies of Constitutional Article 44 should be pursed seriously and meticulously.

Rendering a definition of resistance economy, Ayatollah Khamenei said that adhering to this economy will not only keep the country on its track to progress but also will lower the vulnerability of the economic system.

The Supreme Leader also called on the three branches of government to keep interaction and coordination in their activities.

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad also presented a report on the measures taken by the government in various sectors.

He noted that the government still adheres to the principles of justice, serving the public and striving to promote the country and loyalty to the revolutionary values.

Islamic Republic News Agency/IRNA NewsCode: 1025748

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