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Leader calls for full implementation of ‘resistance economy’
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c_330_235_16777215_0___images_stories_edim_02_at1(126).jpgTEHRAN – Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Monday discussed ways to implement the general policies of the “resistance economy” with the heads of the three branches of government.   
 
During a meeting with President Hassan Rouhani, Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani, and Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani, the Leader said the general policies of the “resistance economy” are comprehensive principles which must come into widespread implementation.  
 
He said that economic problems are the major issues facing the people today, adding, “If the general principles of the ‘resistance economy’ are seriously implemented, hopefully the economy will flourish…in the medium term and parts of the people’s problems will be solved”.
 
In a decree issued on February 19, Ayatollah Khamenei outlined the general policies of the country’s “resistance economy,” under 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. 
 
It also encourages greater privatization and increased exports of electricity, gas, petrochemicals, and oil byproducts instead of crude oil and other raw materials.
 
In a meeting with Iranian laborers in April 2013, the Supreme Leader 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. 
 
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