Rouhani addresses Iranians on revolution anniversary (UPDATE)

Society Materials 11 February 2016 13:57 (UTC +04:00)

Details added (first version posted on 13:14)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 11

By Khalid Kazimov - Trend:

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has addressed the people of Iran in a televised speech on the occasion of the 37th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

Rouhani said that with the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA, aka nuclear deal) Iran managed to eliminate the "Iranophobia" project and the world now understands that Iranians are a peaceful and rational nation, Iran's state TV channel IRINN reported Feb. 11.

He also called for achieving progress in the country and said the global powers had understood that the Iranian system isn't a temporary government.

Speaking about the recent trips of the presidents of Russia and China to Tehran, Rouhani underlined that significant agreements were signed during those visits.

Rouhani also touched upon his own trip to Europe and said that important contracts were signed during his visit.

Calling for the development of the country, he underlined the need to attract foreign investment and technology saying "we will build Iran".

"We are capable of competing with the world in terms of economy and industry," he added.

Rouhani further called for cooperation with international community to advance the country's industry and added that a way has been paved for cooperating.

The president also said Iranians are hardworking and educated, and the country has a large young workforce.

Further criticizing the country's aged aviation and transportation system, Rouhani said Iranians don't deserve a worn-out transportation fleet.

"Our people deserve the best aviation, railway and ground fleet," he added.

He also called for unity among the Iranian political groups and called for preparing a national plan aimed at developing the country, calling it the "JCPOA 2".