Rezaei outlines plans to diversify Iran economy

Iranian presidential candidate, Mohsen Rezaei, has pledged to diversify Iran’s economy and wean it off oil revenues if elected president.

Addressing his supporters in the province of Chahar-Mahal and Bakhtiari on Thursday, the independent candidate said he will grant incentives to different sectors, including agriculture, travel and tourism, as well as industry and mining, as part of his bid to diversify the Iranian economy.

Rezaei, currently the secretary of Iran’s Expediency Council, stressed that his future administration will regulate the capital market and form a federal economic system in which local communities will be in charge of local governments.

The presidential candidate also reaffirmed his resolve to decentralize the government and privatize most of the state-owned entities.

Rezaei is competing against Tehran Mayor Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf, President of the Center for Strategic Research of the Expediency Council Hassan Rohani, lawmaker Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel, Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council Saeed Jalili, former Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Velayati, former First Vice President Mohammad Reza Aref, and former Telecommunications Minister Mohammad Gharazi in Iran’s 11th presidential election.

On June 14, Iranians will cast their ballots at over 66,000 polling stations across the country, and some 285 polling stations will be set up for Iranian nationals in other countries.

By Press TV


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