President Rouhani: Iranian Nation Not to Give Up N. Rights

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani underlined the country's resolve to continue peaceful nuclear activities, and reiterated that the nation will not give up its rights to access nuclear energy.

President Rouhani: Iranian Nation Not to Give Up N. Rights

Addressing the 44th World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Thursday, the Iranian president stressed that the Iranian nation will not give up its nuclear rights.

Tehran will continue its peaceful nuclear activities under the supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), President Rouhani noted.

Rouhani at the same time said Iran is determined to reach a comprehensive nuclear deal with the Group 5+1 (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany).

Tehran will follow all international regulations over its nuclear energy program, but will not accept any discrimination in that regard and will not give up its nuclear rights, said Dr. Rouhani. 

He once again said that the Islamic Republic of Iran has no plans to produce nuclear weapons.

He brushed aside the western accusations that Iranian nuclear program is a covert plan to produce nuclear weapons.

Elsewhere in his speech, he described the Davos summit as a good opportunity to exchange views on the better management of world affairs.

President Rouhani described the international forum as a unique opportunity for the expansion of global interactions with the objective of addressing the global concerns and talking about the prevailing different ideas in the world.

President Rouhani said he is in Davos to convey the Iranian nation's message of friendship, interaction and peace to the officials, intellectuals and entrepreneurs attending the gathering from several world countries.

Pointing to the global economic developments during the past six years, President Rouhani asserted that no country can settle its own problems while ignoring others.

The globalization has demonstrated itself in the form of the global economic crisis, President Rouhani said.

"We are all on board one boat. If we do not choose a wise captain, storm would hit us," he noted.

He said Iran enjoys the highest rate in human development indices among the developing countries as well as the Middle East states, according to official website of Iran's president.

President Rouhani further stated that the Iranian government is ready to cooperate with its neighboring countries in the fields of environmental issues, safety of nuclear reactors, joint economic projects, expanding trade transactions, safeguarding the Palestinians' rights, preventing a human catastrophe in Syria, and establishment of the Persian Gulf security as well as tackling extremism and terrorism.

"I believe that expansion of economic, social, cultural and tourism cooperation plays a pivotal role in establishment of peace and security in the region," President Rouhani added.

As regards the latest developments in the region, he emphasized that flames of violence and terrorism will certainly burn the agitators.

President Hassan Rouhani announced that one of the theoretical and practical priorities of his government is constructive engagement with the world.

He said he believed that peace and security in the Middle East region are indebted to economic relations, social and cultural cooperation, tourism, activation of private sectors and cooperation of world elites.

As to importance of regional cooperation, Dr. Rouhani reiterated that Tehran is determined to establish profound and amicable relations with its neighboring states including Turkey, Iraq, Russia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Persian Gulf littoral states, the Caucasus and the Central Asian states.

He also said that relations with Europe will be normalized as the interim nuclear accord, reached between Iran and 5+1 in Geneva, is implemented.

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