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Monday, 05 March 2012 12:18

Leader calls for greening of Iran’s environment

Leader calls for greening of Iran’s environment

The Leader of the Islamic Revolution, while planting two saplings in Tehran today on the occasion of the National Tree-Planting Day, pointed to the importance and necessity of trees and green spaces for human health, saying: The Tree-Planting day is one of the bounteous days in the Islamic Republic of Iran and has made people and officials pay more attention to vegetation and the environment.”

According to IRIB World Service, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, regretting the inattention to the bounties of verdant nature during long years, said: “Today people shoulder the most important role in the revival of green space in Iran, and in addition to creating new patches of foliage they should look after the forests, gardens, pastures and fertile lands.”

The ceremony was attended by the ministers of Agricultural Jihad and Energy, the Head of the Environmental Protection Organization and the Tehran Mayor.

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