TEHRAN -- Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has said that for Iran to implement the resistance economy, it is necessary to take action and not just praise the plan.
He made the remarks in a meeting with members of parliament in Tehran on Sunday.
Ayatollah Khamenei said the country’s economic and political problems can only be resolved by relying on indigenous capacities and abilities, adding that no solution can be found outside of the country.
He stated that the Iranian administration and parliament should pay specific attention to the resistance economy, religious and revolutionary culture, and the continuation of scientific advancements.
He went on to say that the proper solutions for resolving the problems should be identified and implemented.
And the resistance economy is a firm step in this regard, he added.
Commenting on the praise lavished on the resistance economy plan over the past few months, the Leader emphasized the need to take action to implement the plan.
In a decree issued on February 19, Ayatollah Khamenei outlined the general policies of the country’s resistance economy, according to which the government must take action to expand the production and exportation of knowledge-based products, increase domestic production of strategic goods, and develop markets in neighboring countries.
In a meeting with Iranian laborers in April 2013, Ayatollah Khamenei described the constant change of economic policies, reliance on inexpert opinions, and trust in the imposed economic theories of the West and the East as harmful.