The Leader of the Islamic Revolution, the Honorable Ayatollah Khamenei, sends a congratulatory message on the occasion of the Iranian New Year, March 20, 2018. © leader.ir

The Leader of the Islamic Revolution issued a congratulatory message on the occasion of the Iranian New Year.

In a televised, live broadcast, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, the Honorable Ayatollah Khamenei, presented on Tuesday, March 20, congratulations on the occasion of Norouz (the traditional holiday of Iranians who celebrate the New Year of the Persian calendar) to all Iranians, especially to the families of martyrs and war cripples and to the younger generation, who bring hope to the entire nation and is the driving force of the country’s scientific movement.

The Leader of the Islamic Revolution has wished for a happy Norouz and a year full of blessings, while baptizing this year “the year of support for national production”.

The Honorable Ayatollah Khamenei spoke about the ups and downs and the pleasant and bitter experiences of the Iranian nation during the year 1396 of the Persian calendar, saying that the year that has come to an end has symbolized the greatness as well than the active presence of the Iranian nation.

“The beginning of the year 1396 was marked by the participation of more than 40 million Iranians in the presidential and municipal elections, which was a very good, grandiose, stupefying and significant thing. This massive participation was repeated during the World Day of Qods, 9 dey (30 December) and 22 Bahrain (11 February), “he said.

The Honorable Ayatollah Khamenei then recalled the plans and failed attempts of the enemies to cause trouble in Iran during the last months of the previous year.

“The spontaneous demonstrations of the people in protest against the troubles highlight the existence of a great nation, both clairvoyant, dynamic and ready to launch an assault on the world in all fields. The Iranian nation and the very people to whom the enemies wanted to attribute the troubles rose up as one man before the troublemakers and this event once again revealed the greatness of the Iranian nation. ”

For the Honorable Ayatollah Khamenei, “another achievement of the Islamic Revolution over the past year has been the transformation of regional threats into favorable opportunities.”

“The dangers threatening Iran at the regional level risked undermining the country, but the Islamic Republic of Iran not only did not allow the threats to harm it, but it also turned them into opportunities. ”

He described as “positive” and “promising” the efforts that were undertaken to implement the slogan of the previous year which was “the economy of resistance: production and jobs”.

“Effective measures have been taken in favor of production and job creation, and the slogan of the previous year has been partly fulfilled. There is still a lot to be done until this slogan is fully realized. ”

The Leader of the Islamic Revolution referred to the bitter events that took place last year, such as a flood, an earthquake, the sinking of an oil tanker, the crash of a plane and the Iranians who died in these events, saying that in addition to these incidents, the persistence of drought in some parts of the country and the poor livelihoods of some layers were problems that required considerable effort to resolve.

Regarding the perspective of the activities of the people and leaders during the coming year, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution reaffirmed: “I usually address the leaders by giving the New Year’s slogans, but this year I am address to all layers of the nation, including those responsible, and it is up to everyone to work hard. ”

For Ayatollah Khamenei, “the economy and people’s livelihoods are the major issue of this year.”

He emphasized that “national production” was a crucial principle in solving economic problems.

“If national production keeps pace with public will, it will solve many livelihoods, employment, investment and social problems. That’s why I decided to name this year “the year of support for domestic production”. All layers of the Iranian nation as well as all the leaders of the country play a major role in supporting national production. I will explain, during my speech on the first day of the New Year, the different dimensions of the measures that will have to be taken by the people and the leaders to support the Iranian production, “he reiterated.

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