TEHRAN – Over 100 Iranian economists have undersigned a statement, urging the government to focus on policies of the resistance economy, which has been instructed by the Supreme Leader.
"The proper and exact implementation of policies of the resistance economy can help the nation be victorious in fighting against ill-will enemies,” the statement reads.
"The resistance economy necessitates a change in the market with the goal of transferring the national economy to the public and reducing incumbency of the government.”
On February 19, 2014, Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei outlined the general policies of the economy of resistance.
The Leader said the economy of resistance will also give a great boost to domestic production and job creation.
According to the plan, the government must take action to expand the production and exportation of knowledge-based products, increase domestic production of strategic goods, and develop markets in neighboring countries.
It also encourages greater privatization and increased exports of electricity, gas, petrochemicals, and oil byproducts in order to diversify the economy and wean it from reliance on exports of crude oil and other raw materials.
On February 23, the Supreme Leader said the motto of resistance economy must be materialized in action, stating that words alone would not contribute to the betterment of the country’s financial status.