Iranian President’s Chief of Staff Mahmoud Vaezi said that the country is close to final victory against the US cruel sanctions, foreseeing bright days for the people of Iran.
On the COVID-19 front, with the rapid steps Iran has taken towards domestically-produced vaccines and the purchase of foreign vaccines, Iranians are witnessing bright days ahead, Vaezi said.
All this has been achieved due to Iranians’ perseverance, insight, and high understanding, he added.
Last year all Iranians stood up to confront the maximum pressure policy in an unequal fight as well as the epidemic, Vaezi pointed out, noting that although the nation suffered losses, it was not defeated.
The foes imposed the heaviest sanctions in the history of the modern world on Iran, he stated, adding that the Iranians did not kneel down, even though they suffered.
Today, on the eve of the Norouz (the start of the Persian New Year), we are more hopeful than ever, he underscored, noting that in the war front of sanctions, today Iran is closer to a final victory than ever before.
In relevant remarks on Thursday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif hoped that the Iranian nation will overcome the US sanctions and the coronavirus in the Persian New Year (which is to start on March 21).
Zarif in a message felicitated all Iranians on the advent of the upcoming Persian New Year.
He referred to the spread of coronavirus in the past year, and underlined that even the greatest powers are vulnerable to an invisible virus that has become a common challenge for human society.
He went on to say that the Islamic Republic had more difficulty to contain the pandemic due to US illegal sanctions, adding that the Iranian nations did not give up and addressed the challenges with solidarity.
He further expressed hope that the Iranian people will overcome US sanctions and coronavirus pandemic with their patience and sacrifice.
“The 1st day of Spring has been celebrated for over 3000 years in the Iranian plateau and the wider sphere of Persian civilization. Norouz, the start of our New Year—New Century this year—means New Day. Let’s bring forth a New Day. Happy Norouz to all,” Zarif also wrote on his twitter page.
Norouz, which coincides with the first day of spring on the solar calendar, is mostly celebrated in Iran, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, India, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Pakistan, Turkey and Uzbekistan.
The International Day of Norouz was registered on the UNESCO List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity on February 23, 2010.
For Iranians, Norouz is a celebration of renewal and change, a time to visit relatives and friends, and pay respect to senior family members.
Iranians welcome the New Year by wearing new clothes and setting the Haft Seen, a table containing seven items starting with the letter ‘S’; Sekkeh (coin), Samanu (wheat sprouts pudding), Senjed (oleaster fruit), Seeb (apple), Seer (garlic), Serkeh (vinegar) and Somaq (sumac).