‘Iran independence must be respected’

Presidential candidate Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel speaks in Tehran on May 27, 2013.

Iranian presidential candidate Gholam Ali Haddad-Adel says all countries need to respect the Islamic Republic‘s independence if they want to negotiate with the country.

On Sunday, Haddad-Adel said Iran does not oppress any other country, and would not allow to be oppressed either.

The principlist candidate noted that the power of Iran’s diplomacy would be based on honesty, logic, and justice.

He added that the United States will engage in fair negotiations with Iran when it sees that the Iranian nation will not give in to Washington’s pressure and sanctions.

In Iran’s June 14 presidential election, Haddad-Adel will be competing against Supreme National Security Council Secretary Saeed Jalili, Hassan Rohani, the director of the Strategic Research Center of the Expediency Council, Expediency Council Secretary Mohsen Rezaei, former First Vice President Mohammad-Reza Aref, Tehran Mayor Mohammad-Baqer Qalibaf, former Foreign Minister Ali-Akbar Velayati, and former Telecommunications Minister Mohammad Gharazi.

The president of Iran is elected for a four-year term in a national election, and the Guardian Council vets the candidates.

By Press TV


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