Unemployment, inflation top Velayati’s agenda

Iranian presidential election hopeful, Ali Akbar Velayati, says tackling unemployment and inflation would top his agenda, if he is elected president.

Velayati, who is a member of the principlist Coalition of Three, said on Thursday that he will prioritize the economic problems.

The senior Iranian official, who currently serves as a senior advisor to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, also said Iranians need to see stability in prices.

The Coalition of Three also includes Tehran Mayor Mohammad-Baqer Qalibaf, and lawmaker, Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel.

Velayati had already said economic prosperity would not be possible unless Iran gains self-sufficiency in agricultural and industrial fields.

Iran’s 11th presidential election will be held on June 14, and presidential hopefuls can register from May 7 to 11.

The president of Iran is elected for a four-year term in a national election after the Guardian Council vets hopefuls for qualifications.

By Press TV


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