President.ir – Speaking at the session of the cabinet on Wednesday, Dr Hassan Rouhani referred to the anniversary of the uprising of the people of Qom City, saying, “Qom and the seminary in this city had a key role in the Islamic Movement as the pioneer of the Revolution”.
He also called promoting the 40-year achievements of the Islamic Revolution essential and said, “As we are going to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution, all authorities are responsible to explain these achievements”.
Dr Rouhani added, “The changing of the structures in the country through the victory of the Revolution, the eight-year Imposed War [with Iraq] and the unjust sanctions of the enemies against Iran have been three important incidents affecting the economy of our country throughout these 40 years”.
“Today, we are celebrating the 40th anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution, and youth employment and people’s living are the two top priorities for all of us”.
Referring to sanctions as the third incident after the revolution and the war, he said, “US’ sanctions on oil and gas investment are related to Mr Hashemi Rafsanjani’s tenure as the President”.
“All of these, except sanctions that started since 1980, have happened to us after the war and then, UNSC sanctions began under the pretext of the nuclear issues, until 2015,” he said.
The President said, “They put pressure on our country and people again through US radicals and Zionists and some countries in the region”.
Dr Rouhani went on to appreciate people as the main actors of the realisation of all of the achievements and successes, saying, “Of course, all governments have played their role, but people’s resistance, steadfastness, efforts and devotion has had the main effective role”.
“What we were pursuing in the Revolution was to get rid of individual ruling and established people’s vote for parliament and Assembly of Experts,” he said.
Stating that everything in Iran is based on people’s votes, he said, “This national sovereignty is the biggest achievement of the Islamic Revolution”.
“The Islamic Revolution brought us independence,” President Rouhani said, adding, “Before the revolution, others used to make decisions for us and the Americans and some Europeans used to make all the decisions in all affairs, including the army and the armed forces, the military industry, economy, culture, radio and television; but today, people make the main decisions”.