News ID: 278093
Published: 0430 GMT December 13, 2020

Rouhani: Supplying basic goods government’s priority during economic war

Rouhani: Supplying basic goods government’s priority during economic war

National Desk

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said reducing people’s livelihood problems and supplying basic goods to the domestic market have been the government’s priorities at a time when the country is in an economic war.

In an address to a meeting of the government's economic coordination board on Sunday, Rouhani urged all domestic judicial organizations and guilds to control prices in the Iranian market through expanding cooperation, IRNA reported.

Under the present circumstance when the country is in an economic war, he said, all efforts by the government have focused on reducing people’s livelihood problems, supplying basic goods to the domestic market, improving public welfare and supporting the society’s vulnerable classes despite the pressure of Washington’s unilateral sanctions on Tehran.

In May 2018, President Donald Trump pulled the US out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, signed between Iran and the P5+1 in July 2015, and reimposed Washington’s unilateral sanctions on Tehran in a bid to cripple the country’s economy. Mainly targeting Iran’s oil and banking sectors, the sanctions failed to produce the desired result — bringing Iran to the negotiating table for a new nuclear deal — thanks to the Iranian people ‘s resistance. 

Rouhani listed as the government’s main goals promoting public welfare and controlling fluctuations, prices of basic goods as well as inflation in the domestic market, stressing that the macro-policy of allocating foreign currency resources for importing basic goods must not prepare the ground for rent-seeking activities and corruption.

He said the Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade, Ministry of Agricultural Jihad and other related organizations have been tasked with supervising, managing and controlling the domestic goods distribution system and market prices through a comprehensive and detailed plan and coordination with each other.

Rouhani emphasized that continuation of policies aimed at achieving self-sufficiency in production of basic goods will remain the government’s prime target.



Resource: IRNA
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