Iran’s foreign policy based on constructive interaction: Rouhani

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said his administration’s foreign policy is based on constructive interaction with the world while it sticks to the country’s red lines.

The government’s approach in foreign policy is to have constructive interaction with the world, Rouhani said in a Tuesday meeting of senior Iranian officials with the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei.

The Iranian president, however, noted that his government, in its interaction with the world, will stick to the red lines, which include “preserving (the country’s) independence, dignity, and national pride”.

He further touched upon the ongoing nuclear talks with six world powers and said that resolving the dispute while preserving the country’s nuclear rights, and trying to meet the country’s needs are the two top priorities of his government.

Rouhani also referred to the anti-Iran sanctions and reiterated that they would never succeed.

“The Iranian nation is well capable of settling its social, economic, political, and cultural issues even under sanctions,” he added.

Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, US, Britain, France, and Germany) are negotiating to hammer out a lasting accord that would end more than a decade of impasse over Tehran’s civilian nuclear program.

On April 2, the two sides reached a framework nuclear agreement in Lausanne, Switzerland, with both sides committed to push for a final deal until the end of June.

By Tasnim News Agency