But he is being interrupted (see video) by a group of people shouting, "Unemployment! Unemployment!"
Crowds at official ceremonies, including at carefully monitored Ahmadinejad speeches, are usually expected to shout "Allah Akbar," "Down with the U.S." and also "Down with Israel."
The growing discontent over the economy seems to be behind the unusual disruption.
Iran's unemployment rate is reportedly at about 25 percent. Many of the young people among the unemployed even have university degrees.
Ahmadinejad was in Khoramshahr to mark the anniversary of the 1982 liberation of the city from Iraqi forces.
-- Golnaz Esfandiari