Iran doesn’t want to trespass on any country-Rouhani
Tehran, Iran, Sept. 22
By Mehdi Sepahvand -- Trend:
Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani said that Iran does not want to trespass on any other country, but in the meantime will not allow anyone to violate its territorial integrity, Trend correspondent reported from Tehran Sept. 22.
He made the remarks during a military ceremony in Tehran marking the anniversary of Iraq's attack on Iran back in 1980.
He said that after the 1979 revolution in Iran, Islamic Republic was accused of pursuing a policy of war with its neighboring states but Iran has never started any war with any country and it was even attacked and invaded by the regime of Iraq 's toppled dictator Saddam Hussein.
He underlined that the Islamic Republic has always wished peace for its neighbors and respected the sovereignty of other nations.
Rouhani further hailed the achievement of Iranian diplomats in wringing out a deal with six world powers on the country's nuclear program.
"One year ago the six world powers would tell us we could only have 100 centrifuges, but today we managed to have 60 times that number, that is, six thousand centrifuges running," he stated.
He made an analogy between the recent UN Security Council Resolution 2231 and the first resolution on Iran made about 70 years ago and said while the first resolution removed foreign forces from Iranian land, the second lifted foreign sanctions on the country, both marking great victories for the Iranian nation.
UN Security Council Resolution 2231 was adopted July 20, recognizing Iran 's Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with the group P5+1 (the US, UK, France, Russia, China, and Germany) which was made July 14.
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