Iran to take necessary steps to secure region if needed, Rouhani says (UPDATE)
Baku, Azerbaijan, May 20
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Iranian president Hassan Rouhani said that the Islamic Republic will take necessary steps to safeguard the security in the region, if it is needed.
Rouhani made the remarks during a visit to Iran's north western city of Tabriz on May 20, Iranian state IRINN TV reported live.
Further speaking about the nuclear issue, Rouhani said the administration is determined to continue the nuclear talks with the P5+1 (the United States, France, Britain, Russia and China plus Germany) till achieving a final deal.
He emphasized that a final deal will be achievable if the counter side gives up its excessive demands.
The Iranian president underlined that alongside the peaceful nuclear activity, economic growth is also important for the Islamic Republic.
Rouhani said that despite sharp fall in crude oil price his administration is determined to maintain the country's economic growth.
Iranian president further said that the Islamic Republic has never planed any invasion against other countries, but will respond to any invasion with full power as well.