"Explicit and firm stances on issues, including Palestine, the Zionist regime, Gaza, Syria, Iraq, the Takfiris and the US interferences, provide for the Islamic Republic's interests, while they don't run counter to the language of diplomacy and negotiation (which is a main feature of Rouhani's administration)," Ayatollah Khamenei said, addressing a meeting with cabinet ministers on the occasion of the Government Week in Tehran on Wednesday.
He underlined that explicit and transparent positions on the aforementioned issues will protect the Islamic Republic's essence and strategic background and history among nations.
Elsewhere, Ayatollah Khamenei asked the government to increase efforts to maintain Iran's rapid scientific growth and support knowledge-based companies and applied and basic research works.
He also thanked the government for the plans and measures it has taken to improve the health and hygiene conditions of the Iranian people.
In a relevant development earlier this month, Iranian ambassadors and diplomats in a statement appreciated Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, for his wise guidelines and support for the government's policy of constructive interaction with the world states.
The Iranian foreign ministry and ambassadors in a statement issued after their meeting with Ayatollah Khamenei said that Supreme Leader's wise and prudent guidelines were undoubtedly helpful and binding for all Iranian diplomats.
It added that Ayatollah Khamenei's support for the foreign minister, the foreign ministry officials and ambassadors had encouraged them to strongly protect national interests and territorial integrity of the country and to proceed with the government's policy of constructive interaction with the world.
The Iranian diplomats vowed to act in accordance with the Supreme Leader's guidelines.
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