TEHRAN — Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has branded participants in international negotiations with Iran to resuscitate the 2015 nuclear deal, also known as the JCPOA, as traitors.
Speaking at the meeting of the supreme council of provinces in Tehran on Saturday, Raisi said: “We are dealing with infidel people who easily violate their commitments, trample (the rights of others) and oppress others.”
Despite the fact that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has confirmed Iran’s compliance with the agreement 15 times, parties to the JCPOA have begun to express concerns about the adherence of the Iran to the pact, Raisi lamented.
He said Iran will continue to struggle against an imperialist system devoid of morality.
The president also said that town and village councils have a special place in the constitution.
“The constitution introduced the council of towns and villages as one of the important pillars of decision-making in order to strengthen the republican system and the principle of paying attention to the will, desire and participation of the people in the decision making.”
The President also highlighted the role of the councils in administering social and economic justice as well as in the fight against poverty, corruption and discrimination, saying that the councils constitute the pillars of the constitution.
Raisi stressed the importance of taking into account the opinions of the council when establishing a city or approving the provincial budget, saying that “the council is not the authority that approves the budget, but it is the authority that gives its opinion on the budget” in the cities and provinces.
He added that the administration of justice based on the review of the land use planning document is another major objective of the councils. “One of the important purposes of the councils is the implementation of justice. First of all, it is the government that is obliged to implement justice, and in the people’s administration (the title of Raisi government), we consider ourselves obliged to implement justice, but the councils must also monitor the implementation of justice.
“In the administration of justice, councils must not only be mindful of their own neighborhood and their own town, but they must be mindful of their own place on the one hand, and their place in relation to the community on the other. region and country. Raisi remarked.
The president went on to say that councils’ opinions on the budget are important. “Advice advice from this point of view can be of great help to the government in drafting and to the Majlis (Parliament) in approving the finance bill.”
Raisi also drew attention to repeated philosophical interpretations of utopia, saying, “Utopia is not necessarily a city, but any inhabited place where people live. What characteristics should this utopian city have? Here, the cornerstone of what can balance our city and our village is the rationality, spirituality, ethics and justice that must reign in each of our regions.
“These are important ideals and objectives that are mentioned in the constitution in one way or another and council members should always seek to fight against discrimination and corruption and the pursuit of justice,” said the president, emphasizing that council members must uphold morality and justice. laws of the constituency they represent.
The president stressed the importance of not limiting employment to administrative tasks and clerical jobs, saying, “Work in the field of production and services is very important and efficient, and councils should also supervise the municipalities in this respect”.
Raisi stressed the need for significant follow-up on reform issues, both in terms of structures and behavior in general, saying, “Honourable members of councils should in no way consider reform issues as a step backwards. It is important that the work and affairs of the people be done satisfactorily.
Responding to calls to stress the importance of the councils, the president said: “All institutions are required to recognize town and village councils” and that “the councils are recognized by the constitution”.
“The enemy has restricted and sanctioned our specialists in every field they have entered”
Elsewhere in his remarks, the president said: “The enemy has put many obstacles in the way and restricted and sanctioned our specialists in every field they entered. Enemy even prevented the supply of necessary medicines to our patients. We have such an enemy that in the forty-three years that have passed since the revolution, he has always tried to plot and sow sedition against our revolution and our system.
“The enemy wanted to stop the progress train of Islamic Iran and we also wanted this train to move fast. It’s a battle of wills. The enemy has done its best to fulfill its will, but it has seen that, contrary to its wishes and efforts, Iran’s oil exports have reached pre-sanctions levels,” he said. President.
The government has tried to remove and neutralize the sanctions in two different ways, according to Raisi, who also said that “the people’s administration has taken fundamental measures to increase exports, complete half-completed projects and implement the pending laws and projects, such as system licensing, which has been pending in the country for 13 years.
The President went on to add, “The enemy tried to stop or slow down the movement of the government, but according to the interpretation of the leader of the Islamic revolution, the enemy saw that the country is progressing on all fronts, and the government does not rely on foreigners and does not expect their smiles and frowns.
He concluded, “Despite the aspirations of the enemy, we can see the future clearly through the pure blood of martyrs and the efforts of those who serve day and night in our nation.”