Qalibaf vows to bring prosperity to Iran

Tehran Mayor Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf, who is running for president in the June 14 election, has pledged to make optimum use of Iranâ„¢s abundant resources to bring prosperity to the nation.

Addressing a group of religious figures and supporters in the central city of Yazd on Sunday, Qalibaf said Iran should not be faring worse than countries that lack such abundant resources.

He added that social problems emerge when progress slows down and inequality dominates.

Qalibaf noted that channeling Iranâ„¢s national resources into development programs is not a difficult task.

Tehran mayor is facing seven rivals in the upcoming election. Former Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Velayati, lawmaker Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel, Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council Saeed Jalili, Secretary of Expediency Council Mohsen Rezaei, President of the Strategic Research Center of the Expediency Council Hassan Rohani, former First Vice President Mohammad Reza Aref, and former Telecommunications Minister Mohammad Gharazi are also running for president.


This article originally appeared on: Press TV