TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani felicitated the nation on the advent of Nowruz, the New Persian Year, and underlined the necessity for reinvigoration of unity and solidarity among the Iranian people
"Criticizing (the government's performance) is the right of all people but we should remember that we should speak with each other with a soft and sympathetic tone. We need solidarity and unity," Rouhani said in a televised address on the occassion of the advent of the New Iranian Year Thursday night.
He said that the government makes every effort to prepare the ground necessary for better, free and safer life for the nation and the next generation.
Rouhani said spring means the occasion has come to stand away from harsh cold of the winter and the intolerable hot weather of the summer.
“Rather, it is spring of moderation and our nation has fallen on the path of moderation since long ago.”
In the past seven months since taking office, the government has made great strides in light of your support, said the president, adding, “The most important of which is providing atmosphere of hope, solidarity, joy and more vibrancy for prosperity of dear Iran and development of the country that is birthplace of great civilization.”
President Rouhani said he was very happy to inform the dear Iranian nation that in the field of economy, the government had been able to curb rate of inflation through efforts of the experts and specialists.
He said that from October 2013 to February 2014, inflation growth rate was less than one percent in each month.
The President expressed the hope that the new Iranian year of 1393 (starting on March 21) will be the year of economic boom and industrial and agricultural progress.
“Our main problem in economic domain is campaign against recession and at the same time making efforts for economic boom. Next year will be the year of economic boom. We will witness industrial and agricultural development and progress in the service sector,” he underscored.