Feb 10, 2021, 11:20 AM
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Pres Rouhani: World owes its today security, tranquility to Iranian nation

Tehran, Feb 10, IRNA – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said here on Wednesday that the Iranian nation presented security, rule of law and tranquility to the world by the effective role it plays in the world arena.

The world owes its today security and tranquility to the Iranian nation, President Rouhani in an online speech on the occasion of the 42nd anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran.

Ceremonies to commemorate the occasion are being held nationwide by people riding motorcycles and driving cars due to the pandemic.

22 Bahman, which falls on February 10 this year, is annually commemorated across Iran to mark the victory of the Islamic Revolution against Shah in 1979.

On February 1, 1979, the late Imam Khomeini- Father of the Islamic Revolution and Founder of the Islamic Republic- returned to Iran after a 15-year exile. His return led to the victory of the Islamic Revolution only ten days later. The period has been termed as Ten-Day Fajr (Dawn) in Iran. 

The president also remarked that the Iranian nation's resistance led to Trump's defeat.

The refusal of the great Iranian nation to resist the Trump administration and Iran's decision to leave the landmark nuclear deal after the US withdrawal would have led to Trump's victory but people's resistance and government's wise policies brought victory for Iran, the president stressed.

Former US President Donald Trump withdrew unilaterally from the 2015 nuclear deal in May 2018, and imposed the highest level of sanctions as he claimed on Iran in November the same year.

Iran celebrates the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution this year while the nation is near to embrace victory over economic war after three years, the president added.

In his remarks, President Rouhani pointed to the recent Judgment of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against the United States and said the isolation brought to the US by Iran's resistance in the international arenas is a historic event.  

On February 3, the International Court of Justice, which has its seat at The Hague, rejected the US objection concerning "Alleged Violations of the 1955 Treaty of  Amity,  Economic  Relations,  and  Consular Rights (the Islamic Republic of Iran versus the United States of America)".

Iran has already filed a suit in the ICJ against the US re-imposition of unilateral sanctions as Washington withdrew unilaterally on May 8, 2018, from the Iran Deal formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and imposed the sanctions on Iran in November the same year.

If it were not for the US plot, actions of regional reactionary regimes and economic war, Iran would have been in a better condition, the president stated.

During his speech, the president hailed the government's efforts to bring economic growth to the country which he said was over 14 percent four years ago and the highest in the world.

Also about "talks," the president said he is proud of his policy on talks.

As he noted, negotiation is a modern tool for a government to manage a country.

If talks are held, they will be within the framework of national interests, he added.

Further, President Rouhani elaborated on the plans implemented during his tenure to develop the country.

President Rouhani said the number of knowledge-based companies that have been 55 at the outset of the Islamic Revolution is 5,700 at present.

In the pandemic, Iran could "stand on its own feet," despite sanctions, media pressures, psychological war and military threats, the president stressed.

Further, he said he bows down to the Iranian nation for their three-year patience and their resistance against the plots.

"Of course, the political path and the way of world agreement with Iran will be dialogue, and we'll be successful in this path."

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