Dr. Seyed Ebrahim Raisi, addressing the public in Gorgan this morning
(Thursday, December 21, 2023), expressed his delight in being amongst the
esteemed people of Golestan Province.
He commended their exemplary contributions across various political
arenas, hailing their steadfast support for Islam, the Quran, and Imam Khomeini
both before and after the Islamic Revolution.
He acknowledged the sacrifices made by the people of Golestan, their
profound dedication displayed through monumental sacrifices made during the
Iran-Iraq war, contributing martyrs and injured veterans in defense of the
revolution, the establishment, and Islam.
"Despite enemy threats, the remarkable progress within our
country is astonishing," President Raisi asserted. "The phenomenal
advancements, coupled with ongoing threats, stand as a testament to Iran's
strength and the significant achievements by our youth in global scientific
The Ayatollah further emphasized that faithful and resilient forces
against the enemies have shaped an Islamic resistance force, loyal to Islam,
transforming the region into a new paradigm.
Speaking directly to the industrialists, miners, manufacturers, and
economic players, President Raisi reiterated, "Your active role forms the
cornerstone, enabling our nation to become self-sufficient in providing
essential goods without reliance on imports. The potential exists within our
country, and in many sectors, we've transitioned from importers to
"We faced attempts to hinder our access to COVID-19 vaccines.
Yet, we've transformed from importers to exporters. Such success, amidst
challenges, can be replicated in various sectors, leading to
self-sufficiency," Raisi proclaimed.
Addressing the economic potentials of the country, President Raisi
pointed out the untapped reserves that, if utilized efficiently, could generate
added value and employment. He stressed that adhering to the wise leadership's
guidance means creating a production chain focused on added value and
employment generation for the benefit of society.
Underscoring the government's commitment to leverage all capacities,
President Raisi highlighted the outstanding tourism potential in Golestan. He
expressed regret at previously overlooked opportunities, stating that these
God-given capabilities should benefit not just Golestan but the entire nation.
President Raisi also underscored the necessity of safeguarding the
Gorgan Gulf from becoming a threat to the region, asserting that its
preservation serves as an opportunity. He extended gratitude for this divine
blessing and emphasized its proper utilization.
President Raisi focused on resolving Golestan's water issues,
outlining plans for significant strides in water supply within two years,
particularly highlighting the Narmab Dam's accelerated construction to rapidly
operationalize the project.
He highlighted the priority of resolving water-related tensions in
Golestan, stating that ensuring water supply remains a crucial priority for the
Furthermore, President Raisi emphasized the importance of fiber optic
connectivity, noting the advancements made in Golestan, transforming it into
the country's first smart province with widespread fiber optic communications