0803 GMT January 25, 2020
Speaking to Tasnim News Agency in Ardebil on Saturday, Reza Rahmani said that Iran will become fully self-sufficient in manufacturing heavy tires as soon as four major tire factories come into operation in different provinces.
He added that development of a tire factory in the province of Ardebil would push Iran 30 percent closer to the target of self-sufficiency in the heavy tire industry.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has repeatedly called for efforts to stimulate domestic production and combat unemployment.
During a visit to a scientific exhibition on Tuesday, the Leader assured the Iranian new technology-based frims and the enterprises working on advanced technologies that he would do the best to remove obstacles in the way of the youths' scientific progress.