14 Jun 2024
Friday 3 May 2013 - 14:15
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Unemployment, inflation top Velayati’s agenda

Unemployment, inflation top Velayati’s agenda
Iranian presidential election hopeful, Ali Akbar Velayati, says tackling unemployment and inflation would top his agenda, if he is elected president.
Velayati, who is a member of the principlist Coalition of Three, said on Thursday that he will prioritize the economic problems.

The senior Iranian official, who currently serves as a senior advisor to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, also said Iranians need to see stability in prices.

The Coalition of Three also includes Tehran Mayor Mohammad-Baqer Qalibaf, and lawmaker, Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel.

Velayati had already said economic prosperity would not be possible unless Iran gains self-sufficiency in agricultural and industrial fields.

Iran’s 11th presidential election will be held on June 14, and presidential hopefuls can register from May 7 to 11.

The president of Iran is elected for a four-year term in a national election after the Guardian Council vets hopefuls for qualifications.

By Press TV


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