TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani, and Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani agreed to establish a joint task force to counter enemies’ psychological campaign against the Islamic Republic.
The heads of the country’s executive, legislative and judicial branches of government made the decision during a meeting of the Supreme Economic Coordination Council in Tehran on Tuesday.
During the session, the top officials highlighted the enemies’ propaganda campaign and pressures aimed at fomenting disappointment in Iran, and agreed to form a joint task force comprising representatives of the three branches of the government.
The main mission of the task force, which will cooperate with Iranian media outlets, is to properly disseminate information to counter the enemy’s propaganda campaign against the country.
In the meeting, the members of the Supreme Economic Coordination Council also emphasized that the country's three branches of power are determined to solve the people’s economic problems."
In a speech in Tehran on Wednesday, Rouhani said the real problem the county is now facing is the ongoing “psychological warfare” not the economic, cultural or security challenges.
Denouncing the foreign news sources that foment disappointment in Iran and mislead the public opinion, the president said all Iranians should join hands to fight the enemy’s psychological war.
He also said that the volatility of the gold, automobile and foreign currency markets in Iran is rooted in the psychological war rather than in real economic realities.
The president then took a swipe at US President Donald Trump administration’s hostile policies against Iran, saying that while all US administrations have been enemies of Iran, the incumbent president is “worse, more vicious, and with more evil plots” than his predecessors.