Seddiqi who was speaking to prayers in Tehran on Friday, stated that the government has to slash Iran's dependence on oil revenues in order for the country to become independent.
He also urged the government to be more attentive to the resistance economy, as stressed by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ai Khamenei as the only way to help the country survive under enemies’ pressure.
] "An oil-dependent economy will not be under our control and has no relation with our independence,” he asserted.
"They can take up and down oil prices every day and, as they claim, bring us to our knees by doing so.”
The ayatollah maintained that in order to achieve independence from oil revenues, attention has to be paid to production and tax revenues.