At the start of the Persian New Year Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, felicitated President Hassan Rouhani and wished success for his government in serving the Iranian people.
On the Persian New Year’s Day, in a message to Iranian people, the Supreme Leader felicitated Nowruz on Monday and called on people and officials to double efforts to improve economy through enhancing national production and employment rates.
In a televised message to the Iranian Nation Ayatollah Khamenei said: "The (Iranian) people's enthusiastic and zealous participation in the February 10 rallies (marking the victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran) in response to the US president's disrespect and the people's huge gathering in the (international) Quds Day show the Iranian nation's identity and exalted goals,".
"Despite the fact that the neighbors of Iran and the regional states are insecure, the security in Iran in the turbulent regional and international environment was a highly important indicator and the Iranian nation experienced sustainable security during the (past) year," he added.
Ayatollah Khamenei also lauded the young Iranian people's success in the scientific, cultural and sports fields and holding different religious meetings and activities as among the positive points that brought joy and happiness to the Iranian people.