On Sunday Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei urged the formulation of Iran’s national document on environment, and called for joint national effort to protect the environment.
"Formulating a national document on environment for the entire constructional, industrial, trade and refinery projects, reevaluating the law to criminalize damages done to the environment, and strengthening indiscriminate supervision are among the most important tools to be used to protect the environment,” he stressed.
Ayatollah Khamenei also underlined that the issue of environment protection is not the purview of a specific administration, individual or political current, but rather a nationwide concern.
He pointed out that the environmental problems, such as dust storms and air pollution in large cities, could be dealt with through patience and prudence.
"The experiences of various countries have proven that many environmental problems can be prevented and have their solutions each,” the Leader stated.