Imam Khamenei urges Iranians to accelerate domestic manufacturing, job creation
Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Imam Ali Khamenei, issued his New Year message on Sunday, calling on the government and the nation to work hard to boost knowledge-based production and create new jobs.
Ayatollah Khamenei made the remarks in a televised message to the nation on the occasion of the Persian New Year, or Nowruz.
Imam Khamenei reemphasized the importance of boosting domestic production, as he had done in past years, saying the reason he placed so much emphasis on production was “because it boosts economic growth, it creates employment, it reduces inflation, it increases per capita income and it improves public welfare.”
“Furthermore, it also brings about psychological effects since it boosts national self-confidence and creates a sense of dignity in the nation. Production is such an elixir. National production is this important if it is carried out in the best possible way, God willing.”
Ayatollah Khamenei also designated the new Iranian calendar year of 1401 as the year of “Production: Knowledge-Based and Job-Creating.”
Full text of the Leader’s New Year message