Iranian nation seeks respectful interaction with world: Rouhani
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani says the Iranian nation has chosen the path of interaction with the rest of the world away from violence and extremism.
According to Press TV, President made the remarks in a televised speech on Saturday following his landslide election victory and winning a second term in office through presidential polls held on Friday.
Iranians clearly and explicitly sent their message to the world through the Friday elections, he said, adding, "Our nation wants to live in peace and friendship with the world, but at the same time, it will accept no humiliation or threat."
"This is the most important message that our nation expects to be heard correctly by all governments, neighbors, and particularly, big global powers," Rouhani pointed out.
He noted that Iran's polls declared to the neighboring countries and the entire region that the way to establishment of security in this region was to reinforce democracy and showing respect for the people's votes, instead of relying on foreign powers.
Rouhani said the Iranian people proved that they were united and despite political polarization, no one could drag them into useless class, ethnic, sectarian, tribal, urban or rural skirmishes.
He emphasized that the Iranians' decisive vote throughout the country proved that they were "one nation” that had “one administration” and wanted “on president,” who would be president of all people and, of course, serve all people.
“Great nation of Iran, the main winner of these elections is you, the great nation,” the incumbent president said, noting that this victory was the triumph of peace and reconciliation over tension and violence. “This victory was the victory of national unity and solidarity over division."