sonntag 12 April 2015 - 22:43
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President in a phone call with his South African counterpart:

We're determined to prevent tensions, insecurity in region/ Friendly states should take appropriate stances to make US observe law

President said, "We are determined to prevent tensions and insecurity in the region and we hope that the Americans stop their incorrect actions. Of course, they know that if they take another action against our interests, they will face more serious reactions".

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Thu 09 - Januar 2020 - 21:19

In the phone call with his South African counterpart President Cyril Ramaphosa that took place on Thursday evening, President Hassan Rouhani said that most of the regional issues stem from the US' illegal sanctions, adding, "We hope that all friendly countries take appropriate stances towards this illegal action and make the US observe the law".

Dr Rouhani described taking stances by other countries against the unfair assassination of Martyr Lieut. Gen. Soleimani very important and said, "We must make the Americans understand that the world will not accept their criminal actions".

The president said that in recent years, General Soleimani has consistently fought against terrorism, especially ISIL, saying, "This crime has made our people more united and integrated against the aggressive countries."

Dr Rouhani described South Africa as a friendly country that has always been alongside Iran, adding, "Our people have always been friendly towards the people of South Africa, especially during the fight against apartheid."

The president added, "There has always been good cooperation between us and the South African government in international organisations, and I hope we remain united in the international community in condemning this state terrorism."

Referring to the meeting of the Joint Economic Commission of the two countries, Dr Rouhani expressed hope that the foreign ministers would work to implement the cooperation agreements and further develop the relations between the two countries in all fields, including political, economic, cultural and scientific ones.

The President of South Africa also condoled the assassination of General Soleimani to the government and the people of Iran, calling the assassination of Martyr Soleimani a cowardly act and said, "I was very shocked by the news of Lieut. Gen. Soleimani's martyrdom who was very popular among people. We strongly condemn this action".

Referring to the importance of developing relations between the two countries in all fields, Ramaphosa also added, "The two countries' Joint Economic Commission should be more active and look into ways of deepening bilateral relations."

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