Rohani pledges ‘constructive interaction’ with world via moderate policy

Iran president-elect Hassan Rohani talks to domestic and foreign reporters in his first press conference following June 14 presidential poll, in Tehran, June 17, 2013.

Iran’s president-elect Hassan Rohani says he will seek “constructive interaction” with the world through a moderate policy after he takes the oath of office in early August.

Rohani, who was speaking in his first press conference on Monday, said his administration of “Foresight and Hope” will follow a “moderate” policy line in serving national objectives.

“Your administration, i.e. the Administration of Foresight and Hope, will deliver on its promises in saving the economy, reviving ethics and interacting constructively with the world through a moderate policy,” Rohani noted.

Rohani said his administration will take steps to ease “cruel sanctions” which have been imposed against Iran.

“The Iranian nation has not done any wrong action to deserve these sanctions. Sanctions are an outdated instrument and they will harm the West more than Iran due to their economic turmoil,” he added.

Rohani, a former chief nuclear negotiator, said Iran will manage to have the sanctions eased by showing “more transparency” and trying to “build confidence” with the world.

He noted that Iran has been transparent in its nuclear energy program.

The United States, Israel, and some of their allies have repeatedly accused Iran of pursuing non-civilian objectives in its nuclear energy program, with the US and European Union using the unfounded accusation as a pretext to impose illegal sanctions against the Islamic Republic.

Iran rejects the allegations, arguing that as a committed signatory to the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) it has the right to use nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.

By Press TV


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