TEHRAN, June 15 (KUNA) -- Iran's new President Hassan Rohani has called on
western countries to recognize his country's rights.
In a phone call by Iranian TV, Rohani said those who really respect
people's sovereignty and free dialogue should talk with "our great people" in
respect, and recognize the rights of the Islamic Republic of Iran so that they
could get the appropriate response.
Iran has been negotiating with major western countries for several years
over Tehran's controversial nuclear program.
Rohani vowed to seek to improve his country's relations with other
countries on the basis of mutual interest, and to achieve peace, security and
development in the region and the world.
He thanked Iranians for participating in the country's significant
presidential elections as a national and religious duty.
He opined that the Iranian people are the real winner in this election,
saying this victory is a triumph for the logic of reasoning, rationality,
moderation, awareness and religious commitment against extremism and
The new Iranian leader also thanked the former president Hashemi Rasfanjani
and Mohammad Khatami for throwing much weight behind him.
He concluded by vowing to use the help of all efficient and experienced
people to serve their nation. (pickup previous)
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