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President at Mehrabad Airport: Iran always trying to safeguard regional peace, security/ US’ antiIranian moves economic terrorism, war against a nation/ Iranian nation definitely wins the economic war

President described security of the Persian Gulf, the Middle East and the world important for the Islamic Republic of Iran, adding, "We have always tried to safeguard regional peace and security, and we have shown this sensitiveness in our attempts to protect the security of regional and our neighbouring countries".

Speaking at Mehrabad Airport on Thursday before leaving Tehran to attend SCO and CICA in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, President Hassan Rouhani said, "Visiting the two friendly countries, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, are happening at the invitation of these countries to attend two important summits".

Referring to Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) summit in Kyrgyzstan, he said, "This summit is very important and many topics related to regional security will be discussed".

"Today, the issue of regional security at the very critical Persian Gulf region, the Middle East, and the entire Asia and the world are very important for Iran," he said.

He continued, "We have always tried to safeguard regional peace and security, and we have shown this sensitiveness in our attempts to protect the security of the countries of the region and our neighbours".

Important countries such as Russia and China are attending the SCO, he said, adding, "These two important countries are Iran"s friends, and they are also members of 4+1 and it is important for us to discuss the nuclear deal with these countries".

The President added, "Our people are completely aware that the Islamic Republic of Iran has always lived up to its international commitments and treaties".

Stating that unfortunately, the US has violated this commitment and Resolution 2231 of the Security Council, he said, "What the United States is doing today is beyond violating a resolution and agreement".

"What the US is doing is economic terrorism. America has started an open war with a nation, especially with its lower class and the deprived. Of course, we will definitely win this war," he said.

Dr Rouhani continued, "The aim of all of these summits is security and combatting terrorism. Terrorism of any type is condemned. Economic terrorism is one of the very bad types of terrorism, and this is what happening today".

He also went on to refer to Conference on Interaction and ConfidenceBuilding Measures in Asia (CICA) summit in Tajikistan and said, "This summit is comprised of countries who are seeking interaction and confidencebuilding in Asia, and it is very important as well".

"Important countries are members of this conference, and I will address these two summits and voice Iran"s opinions, and have meetings with heads of states," said Rouhani.

President of the Islamic Republic of Iran also said, "We hope that these summits, the decisions made, and the bilateral meetings that we are going to have, prove beneficial for the region and the great Iranian nation".

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamic Republic of IRAN


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