Iran’s President Reiterates Significance of Interaction with World

Iran’s President Reiterates Significance of Interaction with World

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Internal development and progress would not materialize in the absence of proper cooperation with world countries, said Iranian President Hassan Rouhani who highlighted the prominent role of Tehran in the regional equations.

“In the contemporary world, the national power, as well as the internal progress and development would not only be very very difficult without economic interaction with the world, but also impossible at times,” President Rouhani said in a large gathering of students at Shahid Beheshti University in Tehran on Saturday in a ceremony held to mark the Student Day.

Student Day is the anniversary of the murder of three students of University of Tehran on December 7, 1953 (16 Azar 1332 on the Iranian calendar) by secuirty forces during the reign of Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.

The Iranian president also called for national determination to “open the gates” of interaction with the world, and underlined that such a move should coincide with “the logic and rationality and insistence on the Iranian nation’s aspirations and inalienable rights.”

Pointing to the country’s peaceful nuclear program, Rouhani once again referred to Iran’s entitlement to benefit from the nuclear energy, nuclear technology and also uranium enrichment as the country’s inalienable rights.

He also noted that a successful deal between Iran and the G5+1 group in Geneva angered Israel but was welcomed by Iran's allies. Under an interim deal signed on November 24 with the United States, Russia, France, Britain, China and Germany, Iran agreed to limit uranium enrichment in exchange for minor relief from western sanctions.

President Rouhani further touched on Iran’s major role in the region -- including Tehran’s diplomatic efforts to prevent an imposed war on Syria -- and added, “In today’s world, even the big countries are obliged to consider the great Iranian nation’s power in the regional equations in order to settle the region’s problems.”

In relevant remarks on October 14, the Iranian chief executive had announced his administration’s resolve to establish peaceful, constructive relationships with different countries, saying that it would remain faithful to that policy.

"The government of prudence and hope is after constructive interaction with the world, and will be faithful to this theme... On my new York trip, I was able to see the greatness of the Iranian nation from the perspective of others. All the developed countries, without exception, wanted to meet the elected president of the great Iranian nation," President Rouhani said at the time.

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