EghtesadOnline: The Islamic Republic of Iran is the country of peace and friendship, says President Hassan Rouhani.
“Iran is a country that has always helped promote regional and global peace and stability,” President Rouhani said on Saturday, addressing the 17th International Convention of the World Federation of Tourist Guide Associations (WFTGA).
“Iran as a nation in the region has felt deep inside the consequences of extremism, aggression and terrorism,” President Rouhani said.
“We stand by all the freedom-seeking nations that want to fight terrorism everywhere across the world,” IRNA quoted him as saying.
“We are going to help all the oppressed people around the world with all in our capacity,” the Iranian President said.
“Had it not been for the help from the Islamic Republic extended to the Iraqi and Syrian people and armies, now the terrorists would have dominated Baghdad and Damascus,” Rouhani said.
Without the help from Iran, he said, instead of terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq, now there were terrorist governments ruling there, said the president.