The president praised the widespread presence of people at the funeral of Martyred Qasem Soleimani in various cities of Iran and Iraq on behalf of the members of the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution and said that the massive attendance at the Martyred Soleimani’s funeral foiled US plots aimed at creating division in Iran and Iraq.
Speaking at the session of the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution on Tuesday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani emphasized, “Martyred Qasem Soleimani was a respectful person who did not abandon his services to the Revolution and the system.”
Rouhani said that people appreciated the services of the great Martyred Soleimani in different cities of both Iran and in cities of Baghdad, Karbala, and Najaf in Iraq, adding, “This massive attendance did not let the United States gather its allies around it after the assassination of Martyr.”
“Even some European heads of state expressed regret in phone calls, calling the move dangerous for the region” The president added.
Rouhani stated, “In the cowardly assassination of Qasem Soleimani, the world public opinion, elites in our society and the Muslim World, especially our neighbors who had seen the services of Martyred Soleimani, reacted well and the line of resistance became very strong.”
The President said, “On the matter of the Ukrainian plane crash, which was very painful, the people sympathized with the family of those who had lost their loved ones in the bitter and unbelievable accident.”
Rouhani also referred to the floods in Sistan and Baluchistan and his recent visit to the flood-hit areas of the province, adding, “The sense of cooperation, self-sacrifice, kindness, and devotion of the people in this incident is also very valuable.”
In the rest of the session of the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution chaired by Rouhani and attended by all members, the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology was tasked with working with the Ministry of Health and Medical Education, the Vice-Presidency for Science and Technology, as well as the Plan and Budget Organisation, to issue the charter for approval by the fund for supplying financial resources for research activities in universities.
Diversification and elimination of monopoly in the promotion code of university professors were also among the topics which were discussed at the meeting of the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution.
Members of the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution also approved that the World Sacrifice Prize, proposed by the Martyred Soleimani, be given to war veterans at the international level under the name of Qasem Soleimani.