President stated that the dear, powerful Iran has always contributed to security in the region, adding, “Muslims need to be united and ensure the security of the region through building brotherly, friendly relations”.
Addressing the bumper gathering of people in Bandar Lengeh city in southern Iran on Sunday, Dr Hassan Rouhani added, “Our revolution is an Islamic and popular one, and we have proved for the past 40 years that we favour security and development in the entire region”.
“Some of our neighbours have unfortunately chosen the wrong path, but Iran seeks brotherly, close relations with all regional countries,” he added.
Dr Rouhani added, “We will not let criminal mercenaries whose weapons and financial resources are provided by the enemies to escape the vengeance of God and the pious people of Iran”.
He continued, “Those who attacked and killed our Guardians and border guards must know that this hostile, barbaric act encourages us more to combat terrorism”.
“We will not let terrorist, whose weapons and money are provided from other places to be active in our region and conduct acts of terrorism,” said Rouhani.
Stating that, “Iran has never began any aggression in the entire region,” the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran continued, “Our dear, powerful Iran has always contributed to security in the region”.
He also went on to say, “Some are mistaken by thinking that the Zionists or Americans provide security to them”.
“The day Saddam attacked Iran, we told our neighbouring countries that Iran will defeat its enemy, and they should know that mercenaries will not bring security to them,” he continued.
Dr Rouhani also went on to say, “Many of the regional countries and our neighbours have good relations with us, except for a couple of countries who are seeking animosity, which is to their own and the region’s detriment”.
“One of the important decisions of the 11th and 12th Governments has been attempting for more unity among religious and ethnic groups in Iran,” he continued.
Stating that, “Iran is seeking meritocracy”, Dr Hassan Rouhani added, “Anyone in this country believing in Islam, Iran and the Constitution enjoys equal rights”.
“Enemies are after creating division between the government and the people,” he said, adding, “Today is the test day for all of us”.
He also said that the enemies have not been able to achieve their goals in creating division among Iranian ethnic groups, he said, “Today, all Iranian ethnic and religious groups, Sunnis and Shias are alongside each other”.
The President also addressed people and said, “You took to the streets on February 11 to announce that we are not afraid of the enemies and we will protect the independence, freedom and the Islamic Republic, which are God-given blessings”.
Stating that the United States and Zionists are seeking to hatch plots and put pressure on the Iranian nation, Dr Rouhani said, “They are aimed at tiring us. They are after causing rifts between the governance, the state, the three branches, the leader and people”.