0229 GMT December 13, 2019
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said youth employment and people's livelihood are the country’s top priority.
“Today, on the eve of the 40th anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution, youth employment and people’s livelihoods are top two priorities of the country, and we should not allow people to face problems,” President Rouhani said at a cabinet session on Wednesday.
Rouhani pointed to three major events after the Islamic Revolution which have affected the country’s economy.
He described change in the country’s structure following the Islamic Revolution, Iraq’s imposed war on Iran and the international sanctions against Tehran as three issues that have affected the country’s economy after the 1979 Revolution.
The president however said the country has experienced development under these circumstances.