Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani says he intends to introduce to the world the real face of Iranians as a peace-loving nation which seeks progress without having any intention to inflict damage on other countries.
According to Press TV, Rouhani told reporters on Monday prior to his trip to New York to attend the 68th session of the UN General Assembly “We will try to make the voice and message of the Iranian nation heard by the world and say that the Iranian nation is opposed to any violence and extremism, particularly in today’s world, namely in our region and many other countries where people suffer from extremism and violence.”
Rouhani, who is scheduled to deliver a speech at the UN on September 24 said “The Iranian nation is considered the region’s center of stability and has always sought peace in the region.”
He said the Iranian nation has never been after weapons of mass destruction (WMDs), but has been a victim of WMDs.
The Iranian president said Iran seeks development and progress within the framework of international law, but has been unfairly subjected to political and economic pressures.
Rouhani added “We want to say that the path of imposing sanctions is an unacceptable path and those who have chosen it will not achieve their objectives.”