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Pledge to Address Popular Demands

Pledge to Address Popular DemandsPledge to Address Popular Demands

The first vice president said the government feels bound to respond to popular demands and plans to facilitate closer, direct engagement with the people to be able to better accommodate their demands.
"We should not get worried by the people's criticism and protests. We should listen to their protests and then try to come up with solutions to resolve them," IRNA quoted Es'haq Jahangiri as saying on Tuesday.
He was addressing a gathering of the provincial officials of President Hassan Rouhani's government, which is facing serious economic challenges, partly an inheritance from Rouhani's predecessor, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Iranians' living standards have sharply declined over the past decade due to the perceived failure of the government to rein in rampant inflation, pervasive unemployment and widespread corruption.

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