Jan 28, 2016, 10:08 PM
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Pres. Rouhani: Iran, France share common stances to fight terrorism

Tehran, Jan 28, IRNA – President Hassan Rouhani underlined that Iran and France have many commonalities in finding the roots of terrorism and combating it.

'We have many common stances on finding the root causes of terrorism and confronting it,' President Rouhani said on Thursday, addressing a joint press conference with his French counterpart Francois Hollande.

'We are willing to resolve the differences between Iran and Saudi Arabia, including the present tensions through logic and negotiations,' he added.

As regards the issues considered by the two countries, President Rouhani said that Iran and France have common stances on some issues and regional countries.

'We are interested that peace and security will prevail in Lebanon as Lebanon is both friend of Iran and France,' he added.

President Rouhani, meantime, pointed to the situation in Syria, and said, 'Syria is very important for us as the Syrian people have become refugees and the major part of the country has been destroyed and we are duty-bound to help the Syrian nation.'

'We should help the Syrian nation to decide for the future of their country in a suitable atmosphere,' President Rouhani added.

He, meantime, pointed to the situation in Iraq, and said, 'The unity and the integrity of Iraq are important for all of US and we should fight terrorism in Syria and Iraq and support their nations in their fights against the terrorist groups.'

President Rouhani also said that the regional stability is important for Iran, adding, 'The issue of human rights is very significant for us and we want the people, including refugees and the local residents of a country to have equal citizenship rights.'

The French president said that terrorism has influenced the entire world and something should be done to uproot the terrorism.

'In all countries fighting terrorists should take place without harming the human rights,' Hollande added.