Leader declares 'Year of Econ. Jihad'

The Leader of the
Islamic Revolution has congratulated the nation on the occasion of
Nowruz and named the new Iranian calendar year as "The Year of Economic

Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei extends his congratulatory message in the early hours of the Persian calendar year of 1390.

"I felicitate this auspicious celebration especially to the families
of the martyrs and war disabled veterans," the Leader said.

The Leader lauded the country's accomplishments during the previous
year and wished all the Iranians around the globe a year of health and

Ayatollah Khamenei also called for all-out jihad-like efforts by the
Iranian nation and officials in order to pave the grounds for a decade
of economic growth.

The Leader touched upon the tragic incidents in Bahrain, Yemen and
Libya, and expressed sympathy with their nations, saying that the
Islamic awakening in the Muslim world is the harbinger of justice in the

The Leader also praised the government's subsidy reform plan and
regarded it as the country's most important achievement in the previous
year, noting that the plan expedited Iran's economic development.

Nowruz is an ancestral festivity marking the first day of spring and
the renewal of nature. It promotes values of peace and solidarity
between gene... >>>

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