President Rouhani: Iran no threat to neighbors

Tehran, Sept 22, IRNA – President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday stressed that Iran and its armed forces are no threat to the neighboring states but rather a factor of stability and peace in the region.

Addressing a ceremony downtown Tehran to mark the start of the national Sacred Defense Week, he said those
who were ignoring international regulations were the actual threat to the region.

Threat is a regime which has stockpiled nuclear and mass killing weapons ignoring all international regulations on weapons of mass destruction, said the President without mentioning the name of a specific country.

He stressed that Irans armed forces would only use their military power for defense purpose and not for anyhing else.

Referring to Iran as a revolutionary country, the President stressed, A revolutionary country has no need to aggression.

All regional states from the North Africa and Asia to the Middle East should learn religious democracy from Irans military forces, President Rohani said.

He stressed that Irans revolution was a cultural revolution and that was why the country enjoyed a cultural influence among regional countries.

Outlining the bravery of the Iranian nation and armed forces during the eight years of sacred defense, President Rohani said those who supported the aggressor would sooner or later face outcomes of their actions.

Pointing to the support for terrorism by certain countries, President Rohani noted that what the terrorists were doing in the region was the result of the acts of those countries which created those terrorist groups.



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