President Rouhani underlines importance of national unity

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani stressed the importance of national unity and cooperation among people, and expressed pleasure that the political parties in Iran are further practicing self-restraint towards each other.

Nothing is more important than unity, intimacy and cooperation among the people, Rouhani said on Wednesday.

The president said that the government advocates democracy and the democratic decision-making which allow people to speak out their grievances.

“Today, the people have become closer to each other and political parties tolerate each other more than before,” Rouhani said.

In light of national unity, the nation will pass over all the difficulties, he added.

In relevant remarks yesterday, Rouhani underlined Tehran’s policy of détente in relations with world countries, but said Tehran would accept to have ties with only those countries which do not show hostile behavior.

“Today, Iran is successful and proud in the foreign front and our relations with the world, specially the neighboring states is better that ever,” Rouhani said, addressing a large gathering of Iranian people in the Western Ilam province on Wednesday.

Stressing Iran’s willingness to expand relations with all neighbors, he said, “We stretch our hand of intimacy to the western and eastern world, to those who respect the Iranian nation’s rights, the greatness of this territory and its growth and flourishing and show friendly behavior.”

Rouhani underlined that Iran seeks interaction and friendship with the world states within the framework of honor, wisdom and expediency.

By Fars News Agency


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