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President gives assurance about providing COVID-19 vaccine

President Hassan Rouhani said there is no concern for manufacturing COVID-19 vaccine, adding that Health Ministry and Central Bank of Iran have spared no efforts for providing vaccine.

Addressing the cabinet ministers meeting on Wednesday, Rouhani congratulated birthday anniversary of Jesus Christ (PBUH), saying the Holy Prophet was the messenger of peace, friendship and kindness.

Elaborating on the people's cooperation with the Government, President Rouhani said that despite pressures created by the US sanctions and economic war as well as coronavirus, "we observed harmony of people with their government."

He gave explanation about the next year’s budget plan, saying that the budget plan has been drawn up giving priority to the economic development.

Reacting to some media concerns over coronavirus in Iran, Rouhani said that there is no concern in this regard and Iran has taken more positive movements.

He said that over the last few weeks, the third wave of COVID19 was controlled and death toll reduced 50%.

Elsewhere in his remarks, President Rouhani hailed progress in medical equipment, knowledge-based firms, pharmaceutical sector and training professors, experts and nurses.

Sanctions were the fruit of Zionists and hardliners in the United States, he said adding that Saddam imposed military war and Trump imposed "economic war" against people.

During the imposed war, Iranians were united and defeated Saddam, Rouhani said stressing that Trump’s fate will also be the same as that of Saddam.

Referring to US failure in against Iran with a variety of attempts with the international bodies, he said the US Administration got isolated.

President Rouhani said that Iran was satisfied with cessation of hostility on Karabakh between the two neighboring states of Iran -- Azerbaijan and Armenian Republics when the occupation of Karabakh ended.

Rouhani expressed pleasure with inauguration of Khaf-Herat railway, saying Iran was connected to Afghanistan through railway for the first time.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA


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