President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Wednesday evening said that the Iranian nation will unitedly defend the country's rights and not give up their legitimate demands.
Addressing local residents of the city of Kaboudar-Ahang in this western province, he added that Iranian people clamor for the right to pursue nuclear energy for peaceful ends, reports Trend.
"Today, the main objective of the government is to build the country on the foundations of justice and benevolence," he said, adding that unity, solidarity and justice are the prerequisites for nation-building.
Elsewhere in his speech, the Iranian president said countries of the world are working to establish peace and tranquility but are continually thwarted in their efforts by big powers who have other agenda for this world.
Expounding on certain problems facing the people of Kaboudar- Ahang, the president expressed hope these problems would soon be solved.
President Ahmadinejad, accompanied by Vice President for Executive Affairs Ali Saeedlou, Presidential Office chief Gholam Hossein Elham and members of his cabinet, arrived in Hamedan city, capital of this western province by the same name, Wednesday afternoon for a two-day visit.
Talking to reporters upon his arrival at the city's airport, Ahmadinejad said his official visits to the country's provinces bring him in direct contact with residents as well as their needs and problems in order to find solutions.
The president is scheduled to meet with local residents of the cities of Malayer, Nahavand, Touyserkan, Asadabad and Bahar on Thursday.
He will also hold a meeting with officials and war veterans of the province.
The president and his cabinet ministers are to hold a session in the the provincial capital, Hamedan, to discuss the province's problems and needs on Thursday.
President Ahmadinejad's visit to Hamedan is his 15th to various provinces of the country since the start of his initiative of bringing the government closer to the people.
He and his cabinet have already visited the provinces of South Khorasan, Sistan-Baluchestan, Ilam, Qom, Hormuzgan, Bushehr, Chahar Mahal and Bakhtiari, Lorestan, Golestan, Kohgilouyeh and Boyer Ahmad and Khorassan Razavi, Zanjan, Markazi and Qazvin.