President at SCCR session

H.H. Fatima al-Zahra (SA) best model for women forever/Imam Khomeini’s (RA) services to Islam, Iran rare in recent centuries/Women’s active role in social fields an honour for Islamic Revolution

President Rouhani congratulated the birthday of Her Holiness Fatima al-Zahra (SA) and Imam Khomeini (RA), and woman’s day, stressing: “H.H. Fatima al-Zahra is, and will be, the best role model for women in history”.

Speaking at the session of the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution (SCCR) on Tuesday, Dr Hassan Rouhani added: “Imam Khomeini (RA) was a prominent figure, whose service to Islam and the independence and dignity of the Iranian nation has been rare, if not unprecedented, in recent centuries”.

Congratulating woman’s day, the President said: “In Islam and the teachings of the progeny of the Prophet, women have a high level and this has been the base for women’s rights during the 4 decades after the revolution”.

“Women and mothers have a significant role in protecting the independence of our country, the revolution and the Holy Defence,” continued Rouhani.

President went on to refer to the presence of 3 women in the cabinet, 7 as deputy ministers and tens of advisors and general managers in executive organs, saying: “In the past 4 years, over 2 million net jobs have been generated in the country, a very significant part of which has been allocated to women”.

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