Iran’s president has arrived in Bandar Abbas, dubs the province as ‘strategic region with gates to open waters.’
Hassan Rouhani told reporters that Cabinet trips to provinces were intended to establish close contacts with the public. “Listening to public demands of provinces enables the government to take more practical and viable decisions in the provinces,” Rouhani added. “Hormozgan is one of the strategic provinces. The province, along with four other neighbors are important regions for country, since they provide path to world’s open waters,” he believed.
Rouhani also said that Hormozgan province had unique features such as transportation routes and well-equipped ports and docks capable of processing export and imports. “This is an honor to the Cabinet to visit the hospitable people of the province, and use the capabilities of a people who had fought since long against colonialist aspirations,” Rouhani praised the local people for their achievement.
A great change in economy, culture, politics, and foreign policy to occur
Rouhani called all for preparation to ‘a great change in economy, culture, politics, and in foreign policy.’
“The general policies of Resistance Economy set by the Leader of the Revolution will guide the Government, which is ready to implement these policies which base our economic policies on science and technology,” Rouhani added.
Rouhani believed that Resistance economic policies would facilitate exports. “According to these policies, petrochemical products, refineries, and the industry should be developed and our free economic zones would help boost the employment through more active roles in economic pursuits,” he said.
Iranians’ nuclear rights reserved
“Iranians and brave people of Hormozgan should know that our nuclear rights are secured and Iranian negotiators will not draw one step back of preserving rights including our nuclear right,” Rouhani said.
“We want to regain our absolute rights to free trade and exports, which have been deprived of by some powers,” added he.
Rouhani also held that the last nuclear negotiations between Iran and Powers were to solve the Iran’s nuclear issue and the last steps towards a comprehensive deal were taken with the negotiators good offices.