Iran promises economic jihad

April 5, 2011

Feeling salty over sanctions and having read up on the profiteer Muhammad’s expectations for the treatment of infidel nations, this year on the Iranian calendar, 1390, will be known as “The Year of Economic Jihad” according to Ayatollah Khamenei and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.  From Press TV on Apr. 3, h/t Rantburg:

Ahmadinejad calls for economic jihad

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has highlighted the importance of naming the current Iranian calendar year as “The Year of Economic Jihad.”

Ahmadinejad said on Sunday that economic jihad should be realized in every aspect of all Iranian’s lives, the president’s official website reported.

He also urged cabinet ministers and all Iranian officials to try their best to expedite Iran’s economic growth in the year 1390 (started on March 21, 2011).

The president noted that despite tough sanctions on the country’s energy sector, the Islamic Republic witnessed a considerable growth in various fields in the previous year.

Ahmadinejad described the government’s subsidy reform plan as one of the most important achievements in the previous year, vowing that the government would tackle economic problems such as housing, unemployment and improve the banking system through the plan.

According to the president, the initiative will lead to a better distribution of wealth among the public.

The Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has named the new Iranian Year “The Year of Economic Jihad,” calling for concerted efforts by the Iranian nation and officials to prepare the grounds for a decade of economic growth.


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