Iranian President Hasan Rouhani called on all people to vote in the upcoming presidential election, advising the candidates to refrain from downplaying the achievements of his administration gained under the pressure of sanctions and economic war.
Addressing a Sunday meeting of the Administration’s Economic Coordination Headquarters, Rouhani invited all Iranian eligible voters to take part in the June 18 presidential election.
However, he added, the votes and achievements of people should not be offended.
Pointing to the criticism that has been leveled at his administration in the televised electoral debates, Rouhani said it is a national duty to defend the great achievements gained under the enemy’s maximum pressure and economic war.
“The denial of the administration’s clear achievements in the fight against the economic sanctions and the coronavirus is the strategy of the opponents of Iran,” the Iranian president noted, as quoted by Tasnim news agency.
Rouhani further highlighted his administration’s battle with the cruel sanctions, saying a great deal of effort has been made by the Central Bank of Iran to ease the import of agricultural inputs.
He also pointed to the arrangements to develop homegrown vaccines for the coronavirus, saying realistic plans and coordination among various sectors have allowed for the production of vaccine inside the country.
Source: Iranian media