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Tuesday, 08 March 2011 13:44

Leader's emphasis on protection of the environment

Leader's emphasis on protection of the environment

The Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, has stressed that a healthy and clean environment, in addition to scientific and technological progress, as well as industrial and economic development, and town planning and development, are all pre-requisites for a healthy and enjoyable life.


According to IRIB World Service, in a meeting on Tuesday with senior officials from Iran's environmental protection organization, officials in charge of natural resources management, municipal authorities of Greater Tehran, and members of the city of Tehran Islamic Council, and on the occasion of "natural resources week" , the Leader called for more efforts to protect Iran's natural resources, the environment and forests, stressing that natural resources are part of Iran's "national wealth" , which belongs to all peoples and all generations throughout (Iran's ) history.

In further remarks, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei urged all officials in charge of environmental management, and natural resources management, to give top priority to protecting the environment, protecting forests and wetlands, safeguarding natural resources, and providing a healthy and fresh environment in which people can live their lives to the full.

Elsewhere in his remarks, the Leader stressed the importance of culture and cultural matters, saying "culture is the soul of life". He said in cultural matter one must bear in mind divine and religious teachings, so that life according to Islam and Islamic society are realized.

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