Press Shia Agency – Arguing that the main culprit of the current economic ‎problems facing Iran is the pro-‎‎Western phenomenon with the country, Hujjat al-Islam Mohammad Haj-Abolqasem-Dolabi ‎said, “The supporters of this phenomenon thought that by interacting with the West, the ‎problems could be solved but they neglected internal capacities.”‎

Press Shia – In an exclusive interview with‏ ‏Press Shia Agency News Agency, Hujjat al-Islam Mohammad Haj-‎Abolqasem-Dolabi, the representative of the people of Zanjan in the Assembly of Experts,‎ referred to the difficult economic and the living conditions in Iran and said, “After the victory ‎of the Islamic Revolution of Iran, our ‎country has been opposed to arrogant powers of the ‎world. For this reason, Iran’s political dependence on other countries has ‎disappeared from ‎the same time‏.‏‎”‎


The Iranian cleric and politician added, “Along with the disconnection of the political affiliation ‎of the Islamic Republic of Iran with ‎other countries, it was necessary to take measures in ‎the  economic arena to prevent Iran’s ‎economic system from being vulnerable to foreign ‎attacks‏.‏‎”‎


He noted, “Unfortunately, over the past ‎‎forty years, notably during the previous and current ‎administrations, not enough attention has been given to ‎strengthening the country’s ‎economic system in order to cut off its dependence on other countries‏.‏‎”‎


Hujjat al-Islam Haj-Abolqasem-Dolabi ‎noted that although some measures have been taken ‎in some periods to solve the economic ‎problems in the country, these actions were ‎undoubtedly insufficient because the operation of the ‎issue of Resistance Economy in ‎different periods has been carried out by the neglectful officials.‎


The teacher in the Islamic Seminary of Qom referred to the negotiations with the P5+1 ‎group of countries over the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and said, “The ‎politicians saw the solution to the ‎economic problems of the country in the context of ‎negotiations with the West. For this reason, they all turned their grief toward establishing ‎relations with the West over the last few ‎years.”‎


He added, “The arrogant countries of the world have a fundamental problem with the ‎essence of the Islamic Republic of Iran, which wants to be independent. For this reason, it ‎was clear from the outset that the idea of solving the economic problems of the country ‎through engagement with the West was incorrect.”‎


Hujjat al-Islam Haj-Abolqasem-Dolabi, “Unfortunately, some officials, despite the ‎predictions ‎and recommendations of the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution [Ayatollah Sayyed Ali ‎Khamenei], tried to sit down at the negotiating table with the ‎arrogant powers, the result of ‎which was to neglect the Resistance Economy, and eventually the ‎politicians didn’t achieve ‎that which they desired in the negotiations with the P5+1.”‎


His Eminence said, “The events of the past several years, along with cruel sanctions and the ‎lack of internal planning, have led to the ‎vulnerability of the country’s economy, with the ‎main pressure on the people, especially the poor ‎strata of society‏.‏‎”‎


Arguing that the main culprit of the current economic ‎problems facing Iran is the pro-‎Western phenomenon with the country, Hujjat al-Islam Haj-Abolqasem-Dolabi said, ‎‎“Unfortunately, the supporters of ‎this phenomenon ‎assumed that by interacting with the ‎West they could solve the economic problems of the ‎country and as a result, they neglected ‎domestic capacities and capabilities‏.‏‎”‎


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