Iran against Interference in Regional Countries’ Affairs, President Stresses

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani highlighted Tehran’s policy of non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries, noting that Iran favors security in the region and believes in letting the nations to decide their own fate.

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Addressing a gathering of high-ranking Iranian military officials and commanders in Tehran on Tuesday evening, President Rouhani said, “We do not intend to interfere in the affairs of any country, and will not let the others to interfere either, and people of the region should be able to decide for their own country.”

The president, however, made it clear that Iran is against the groups that jeopardize the region’s security, adding, “We support safety for the region’s people and stand with them in the fight against the groups that seek terror and insecurity.”

He also underlined that Iran has never started any tension and never thinks of aggression against others, but at the same time boosts preparedness for defense to protect its territorial integrity with the help of the armed forces.

The president then reaffirmed his administration’s commitment to supporting and reinforcing the Iranian armed forces.

Iranian military experts and technicians have in recent years made great headways in manufacturing a broad range of indigenous equipment, making the armed forces self-sufficient in the arms sphere.

Iran has made it clear that its military might poses no threat to the regional countries, saying that the Islamic Republic’s defense doctrine is entirely based on deterrence.

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