Supreme Leader: Iran's economy should not to be linked to foreign developments

Tehran, August 23, IRNA - Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei met via videoconference with the members of the cabinet today (Sunday), stating that the economy of the country should not be linked to foreign developments in any way because it is a strategic error, adding that economic planning for the country should not be suspended to the lifting of sanctions or the result of such other countries elections.

The Supreme Leader attended the meeting to hear the reports offered to the ongoing session by President Hassan Rouhani and some of his ministers.

Ayatollah Khamenei used to receive the cabinet ministers on the occasion of National Government Week every year, but, the meeting was held online this year due to the safety health protocols of the coronavirus pandemic.

The following is an excerpt of the statements his eminence made at this meeting: 

"Government Week is an occasion for reporting this year’s governmental services and examining weak and strong points. Speak directly to the people. Tell them about both your achievements and shortcomings, both what you were able to achieve and what you should have done but did not."

"Try to finish projects the administration promised to do: projects to construct 600,000 homes, projects of the Ministry of Power and Energy, construction of refineries, measures for knowledge-based companies and actions for combating coronavirus. All should be pursued seriously."

"National production is key to employment, welfare, reducing inflation, and increasing the power of the national currency. An obstacle to production is unneeded imports such as luxury products. Last year, half a billion dollars were spent to import luxury US mobiles. The government must stop this."

Pointing to the failure of various schools of thought in running and managing human societies, َAyatollah Khamenei stated that the "US model has truly failed in this regard. Furthermore, it is a country where human values such as health, justice, and security are trampled upon more than anywhere else in the world".

In this videoconference, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution added, “Human values such as health, justice, and security are trampled on in the US more than anywhere else in the world. Class inequalities are horrible there. The number and percentage of hungry and homeless are more than in other countries in the world. According to the explicit statements of presidential candidates, one out of five American children is hungry. In addition, the rate of insecurity and crimes is very high in the US".

Ayatollah Khamenei stressed that "in addition to internal and managerial problems, murder, warmongering and causing insecurity are some of the most common actions perpetrated by the Americans in Syria, Palestine, and Yemen, and before that in Iraq, Afghanistan and areas such as Vietnam and Hiroshima.”

Iran's Supreme Leader stated that the presence of such people at the top of the US government, who are a source of humiliation for that country, is another sign of the defeat of human models and westerners' declining utopia.

"The independent model of Islam for creating a system and society is built on the three pillars of faith, knowledge, and justice. In the Islamic Republic, slogans and orientations are based on this. And, its role models are martyrs such as Beheshti, Bahonar, Rajai, and Soleimani," he added

"The US model for running society is a failed model. Human values such as health, justice, and security are trampled on in the US the most. They admitted in their electoral campaigns that 1 out of 5 US children is hungry. Plus, the rate of insecurity and crimes is very high in the US."

"Murder, warmongering and creating insecurity are common actions carried out by the Americans in Syria, Palestine, and Yemen, and before that in Iraq, Afghanistan, and areas such as Vietnam and Hiroshima."

"The fact that the US 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."

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