Larijani urges next parliament to prioritize economy

May 25, 2016

TEHRAN – Ali Larijani, who held the post of speaker in the previous parliament which its term officially came to an end on Tuesday, said on Wednesday that the Supreme Leader has been prioritizing economy and the next parliament should also follow the same policy.

During a press conference, Larijani attached great importance to implementation of the policies of resistance economy in achieving a prosperous economy.

Larijani was reelected to the next parliament in the February elections from the shrine city of Qom. He is a serious candidate for the post of speaker in the new parliament which will start its work officially on Saturday.

“My view on future is positive and we are passing a difficult situation,” he said.

Larijani also said that recession is a “serious” issue which should be addressed seriously.

Elsewhere, he said that the next parliament should make efforts to help establish “a calm political atmosphere” in the region.

He also said the February parliamentary elections bore the message that the people seek “calm” in the country, noting that problems in the country cannot be resolved in a tense atmosphere.

The Parliamentary and Assembly of Experts elections were held simultaneously on February 26.

NA/PA

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