Khamenei urges to get rid of Iran's dependency on oil revenues
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei highlighted the significant achievements of the Islamic revolution in various political, defense and economy fields.
Speaking at the meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his cabinet ministers, Ayatollah Khamenei said that economy and culture are two prominent topics which should be heeded by the officials to overcome the country's economic problems.
"To attain the goal, all should spare no efforts to get rid of dependency on oil revenues, paying due attention to key sectors such as housing, agriculture and science-based companies to uproot the poverty," IRNA cited Khamenei as saying.
"The government should properly identify the country's problems and help remove them at the earliest," he said, adding that the officials should also mind promotion of domestic production as a key in attaining such a goal.
"Conversion of oil driven products and its ingredients will be one of the best ways to put an end to dependency on oil revenues, the Supreme Leader stressed.