“The great Iranian nation”, “officials” and “industrialists” must accept that we have many problems, but we will overcome them through empathy.
According to Public Relations and International Affairs of Iran International Exhibition Company quoted from Moj News Agency, Mohammad Reza Rahimi Vice President said at the ceremony of the National Day of Industry and Mine, which was held in Tehran International Fairground, after congratulating the Sha’baniyeh feasts, that the 12th Imam is ready to make his appearance and spread of justice and equity, but those who are waiting for his coming are still not ready to accept his presence.
Referring to the role of industry, mining and trade in the country's GDP, he added, according to the report, that 40 percent of the country's GDP is provided by these three sectors, from which the industry's share is 22%, and the share of Trade and mining sectors is equal to 18%. Therefore, statistics show the importance of this industry in the economy, insofar as no guild can reach that rank.
Referring to the importance of non-oil export growth and the role of industry in achieving this goal, he continued: “in year 1383, the value of non-oil exports was about $5.7 billion, but it reached $52 billion in the past year, according our statistics, and currently we got the twentieth rank in the world’s industry and mining sectors.”
Emphasizing the need to support domestic productions and industries, Rahimi acknowledged: “currently the most sensitive parts, including 70 percent of the parts needed for the oil industry, is being made by Iranian manufacturers, but before the Islamic Revolution, the condition was in a manner that our experts in the oil industry did not used any part, except those manufactured in the U.K.”
Rahimi reiterated: “in the current situation, we must develop the culture of consumption of Iranian goods, and consider it as our own primary measures, even though Iranian products have lower quality than the similar foreign goods. But we should not forget that our products are of better quality than Chinese products.”
The First Vice President added: our martyrs and veterans went to war fronts to endanger themselves for Islamic Iran, because now all countries around the world came together to impose their own demands on us by imposing sanctions. The enemies positioning, which have accompanied with all equipment, shows that Iran’s activities are impressive in some areas, and otherwise they were not sensitive to our activities.
The country's current situation requires unanimity among the authorities, private sector actors, producers, artisans with people, and the official said, “In such circumstances, we should not continue to destroy, slander, libel and mistreat each other, because the national interest demands that we work together and we love each other.”
He said: in the current situation, all countries have been mobilized to prevent us from the path of progress. The only remedy is that we should be hand in hand and maintain the works of this system, for which the youths blood of the country have been shed. Therefore, it is necessary to identify our own weaknesses and feel pride in the strengths.
The First Vice President added: we can succeed in the works together, but nothing can be achieved without unity. The empathy of people can meet national interests; otherwise the enmity of enemies will impose serious damages.
Rahimi said: we should welcome the sanctions providing we unite together and abstain from slanders and defamations.
Stating that the enemies of the government announced that sanctions are not imposed against people, he said: “the sanction of the Central Bank and actions to prevent the import of aviation fuel are among the measures that would impose severe damages on people; and the sanctions are being done by the Zionist regime and its ally - the United States.”
Expressing that we are not comfortable with them even one day and that we are active to serve the people even Friday, the First Vice President reiterated: with sanctions, the enemies have got us into difficulties, and are trying to disappoint us. However, we now need to increase our empathy in order to pass the sanctions.
Referring to the consequences of sanctions on Iran, Rahimi noted: we did not want to announce the adverse consequences of the sanctions on people because it causes people to be worried and the enemy to be rejoiced. But now I say that we are facing the ultimate cruel sanctions and that no sanction has been as severe and cruel as this period of sanctions. I don’t want to make happy the enemies, but I have to acknowledge that their pressures are complete; so our resistance should be complete and perfect.
emphasized the need to support the producers and provide their working capital required, the First Vice President stated: in current situation where our production units are facing problems for financing, we see the managing directors of banks that are looking to purchase the most expensive buildings for new branches with using the huge profits that have received from the facilities paid – the subject which is contrary to our national interests.
The great nation of Iran and also officials should accept the fact that we are faced with problems, Rahimi said, we will talk soon about the problems we are faced, with the authorities. It is the time that the administrators should be informed of problems and accompany us to resolve them. At the end, he noted: If we obey the advice of the supreme leader, we will be placed in one step to overcome the sanctions and will pass their hard consequences.