Publication Date : Tuesday 25 February 2014 17:02
Leader urges serious pursuit of ‘resistance economy’
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has called on the three branches of the Iranian government to seriously pursue and implement the general policies of the “resistance economy.”
“With the endorsement of these policies, people are now waiting for their implementation and the positive effects of the implementation of the general policies of the resistance economy; therefore, the administration, the Majlis and the Judiciary must actively take action and peruse and practice their pertinent duties in each sector,” Ayatollah Khamenei said on Monday.
The Leader made the remarks in a meeting with the heads of the three branches of the Iranian government.
Ayatollah Khamenei noted that there is a great deal of hope that economic flourishing will occur in the medium term and will partially alleviate the people’s economic concerns if the policies of the resistance economy are implemented seriously.
The Leader advised the Majlis to identify and scrap any laws and regulations that run counter to those guidelines.
In a decree issued on February ۱۹, Ayatollah Khamenei outlined the general policies of Iran’s “resistance economy.”
As part of the program, the government must take action in promoting “knowledge-based economy and domestic production, especially in strategic products and services, and the consequent reduction of dependence on imports.”
The decree also encourages greater privatization and increased exports of goods and services through legal and administrative reform as well as foreign investment for export purposes.