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Rouhani Says Iran's Enemies Invest in Internal Disputes

Rouhani Says Iran's Enemies Invest in Internal Disputes

Monday, 19 October, 2020 - 09:30
Iranian President Hasan Rouhani chairing the 174th meeting of the cabinet’s economic coordination board (IR Presidency)

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned that enemies could use internal disputes to achieve their own goals and vowed to counter market “fluctuations”.

There is a need to maintain political stability and cohesion in the country, stressed Rouhani, warning that enemies invest in internal conflicts and during difficult economic war.

He called upon officials and activists to prevent conflicts and disputes while maintaining political calm and rationality, urging them to be vigilant against the enemies.

Rouhani's remarks were made at the 174th meeting of the cabinet’s economic coordination board, during which he stressed that supporting people’s livelihood is one of the government's biggest concerns.

“The government's plans in the field of people's livelihood and household economy aim to create stability and a reasonable balance in the price of goods,” said Rouhani.

Rouhani also highlighted the US sanctions, describing them as inhumane and illegal, saying they led to a significant reduction in foreign exchange.

He indicated that after two and half years of the sanctions, the government has prevented the realization of US goals of leading the country to collapse.

Meanwhile, the Iranian Parliament Speaker, Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf, criticized mismanagement in the country.

Over the past week, the Speaker made several statements reflecting his fear over the deteriorating economic situation.

Speaking during a plenary session, Qalibaf said that the alarming indices in currency rates and inflation are making people's lives more difficult.

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