Sa’eed Jalili on the campaign trail

Sa’eed Jalili on the campaign trail
Chief Iranian nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili speaks during a news conference after discussions on the controversial Iranian nuclear program in Moscow, on Tuesday, June 19, 2012. Iran and six world powers have started a second day of meetings as they try to break a deadlock at talks focused on reducing fears about Tehran's nuclear intentions. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Read quick updates on what Sa’eed Jalili says on the campaign trail below. Check routinely for new content.

[Sunday, June 6, 2021]

On a televised show named “the President and the Youth,” Jalili referred to the recent crash in the Iranian stock market that caused many stockholders to lose a huge part of their assets, saying he had a plan to “minimize the risks” posed to small shareholders and ensure their “financial security.”

The plan, he said, would be based on cooperation among the Central Bank of Iran, the Central Insurance of Iran, and the Securities and Exchange Organization.

Jalili highlighted the need for efforts to narrow the gap between the rich and the poor, saying the country’s resources should be fairly distributed both among different geographical divisions and various strata of the society.

To tackle discrimination, he said he had drawn up different plans, including a plan centering around a fair distribution of energy resources, a plan meant to ensure the people’s food security, and a plan for facilitating travel.

[Saturday, June 5, 2021]

Jalili, a former secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC), said in the first presidential debate on Saturday that in order to remove economic depression in remote parts of Iran, the administration should first believe in the practice.

“When we speak about removing economic depression, it’s not just about [providing] basic rights; it’s also about people’s recreation and health,” he said.

Jalili said people wonder why economic difficulties are not resolved even though all the answers seem to be there. He said the reason was that the current administration sought to run the country “by staging shows.”


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