Speaking in a meeting at the Students’ Club of the University of Tehran, Aliakbar Velayati said "One of my administration’s emergency actions will be to control prices and contain inflation.”
A John Hopkins University graduate in pediatrics, Velayati said "First we must find ways to quickly heal the problems without trying to diagnose their causes, like when someone has a fever, where we must reduce it with a wet towel and then try to find the reason for it.”
He then stated that the government has gone astray in carrying out the Subsidies Reform Plan and added "One of my plans is to make at least two-three free health programs operational.”
Providing comments on the nuclear program, he said "The nuclear energy is a very important issue that deals with around 500 scientific and technological fields. If we bow down to pressures by the US and its allies, the pressures wont stop. Rather they will progress step by step to get where they want.”
"For example, if we stop the nuclear energy, in the next step they will say you must follow Western human rights as well. And then they will move to weaponry facilities and will say we must limit your canons and tanks. Therefore it would be wrong to step back,” he asserted.