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20 March 2012 - 19:15

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has congratulated the nation on the occasion of Nowruz and named the new year as the year of “National Production, Supporting Iranian Capital and Labor.”

The Leader lauded the country's great accomplishments during the previous year, saying that the past year was eventful for the world, the region and Iran.

“What one witnesses is that these events generally were to Iran’s benefit and conductive to the [country’s] objectives. Those in Western countries who pursue malevolent objectives against Iran and Iranians are having various problems.”

“Those countries in the region that the Islamic Republic has always supported have achieved great goals, [some] dictators were overthrown and constitutions based on Islam were passed in some countries.”

“The number one enemy of the Islamic Ummah and the Iranian nation, namely the Zionist regime has been surrounded,” the Leader added.

The Leader said Iran’s enemies started their hostile measures against the country from the beginning of the previous year, and the Iranian nation, officials, people could counter these sanctions by adopting prudent measures.

Ayatollah Khamenei said “Economic Jihad”, which was the slogan of the previous year, is never-ending, adding that one important aspect of economic issues is “domestic production.”

The Leader said if domestic production prospers, most of the enemies’ efforts will undoubtedly fail.

Ayatollah Khamenei said the prosperity of national production is the key to resolving the problems of inflation and unemployment and will strengthen domestic economy.

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