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Iran minister urges strive for unity, national interests

Zanjan, Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Abbas Salehi said on Thursday that under the present circumstances everybody should strive to bolster unity and protect the country's national interests.

Addressing a group of cultural figures in Zanjan the capital city of Zanjan Province 298 km north-west of Tehran, Salehi said in order to achieve such a goal all the people should pay heed to promoting the country's public culture as the basis for social development.

Developed countries, through enhancing their public culture, have been able to make progress, he said.

What the country is facing today is the consequence of what has been imposed on us over the past 40 years and just the result of what we have done, he said

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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