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Era of violence, extremism over: Iran president

26 May 2015 11:20


Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani says the Iranian nation supports peace and constructive interaction with the world, stressing that the era of violence and extremism has drawn to a close.

“The absolute majority of the Iranian nation supports the path of peace, reconciliation and the course of constructive interaction with the world,” Rouhani said in an address to people in the city of Shahriar in Tehran Province on Tuesday.

He added that Iran is determined to resolve the issues facing it through logic and negotiations.

“Today, we need unity, unanimity and harmony inside [the country] and resistance against enemy plots to create insecurity in the region,” the Iranian president said.

Rouhani also referred to Iran’s nuclear talks with the P5+1 countries and said the Iranian negotiating team has taken new steps in the international scene to restore the nation’s rights and would continue to do so in the future.

Iran and the P5+1 group of countries – the United States, Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany – are seeking to finalize a comprehensive deal by the end of June on Tehran’s nuclear program based on a mutual understanding reached in the Swiss city of Lausanne in April.

The Iranian president further highlighted his administration’s economic achievements, saying the government has taken major strides to improve social welfare.

Rouhani noted that despite financial shortcomings and a global oil slump, the country would continue on the path of development.

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