(Persia Digest)The heads of the three branches met with the Supreme Leader of Iran for two and a half hours last night to discuss the country’s economic issues.

At the meeting, Ayatollah Khamenei underlined: “Resolving current economic issues and providing for public needs requires a Jihadi effort, because a reduction in purchasing power and rising prices have led to difficulties, especially for the less well-off.”

Addressing members of the Supreme Economic Coordination Council, he said: “To solve some key economic issues like banking, liquidity, employment, inflation and the budgeting process, you need to make serious and operational decisions.”

Ayatollah Khamenei divided the economic problems into "the internal and structural challenges of the country's economy" and "the issues of cruel US sanctions," adding: “In either case, apply smart strategies for sustainable solutions to disappoint the enemy in the effects of sanctions.”

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He reiterated: “There is no deadlock in the country.”

At the meeting, President Rouhani gave a report of the Supreme Economic Coordination Council’s meetings and its ratifications to solve the problems of the people.

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