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Rouhani: Selling expensive drugs to citizens and importing luxury cars by the government does not mean pride and honor

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

In a popular meeting in Ahvaz, Hassan Rouhani said, “Imam Khomeini came to generate pride and honor and can we say today that there is pride and honor in Iran? Selling expensive drugs to citizens and importing luxury cars by the government does not mean pride and honor. These slogans must match acts and reality. In 2005, 20,860,000 Iranians were employed. In 2012, this number totaled 21,160,000, meaning that only 500,000 new jobs were created in eight years.” Rouhani discussed the regrettable state of unemployed university graduates and the despair that prevails in terms of finding a suitable job that is in line their education, and added, “In Iran, 867,000 academics are currently unemployed. Is this honor?” He emphasized that in a world of threats, walls cannot be built around the country, and cutting off of ties with the world is impossible. Constructive relationships should be built with the world.” As he spoke, the crowd was heard calling for the release of political prisoners. Rouhani responded by saying, “The problem of political prisoners must be resolved. Our young people are alert and cautious. Problems can be solved through discussions. Prison and confrontations are not the answer. We must explain reality to the young people. Anyone calling out slogans is not a murderer and people should not be thrown in jail for calling out slogans. Charges should not be opened against young people for every little thing.”

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  • Published: 2 years ago on Wednesday, 5 June 2013
  • By: Iran Daily Brief
  • Last Modified: June 5, 2013 @ 3:00 pm
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