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President at the opening ceremony of the 28th Tehran International Book Fair:

Publication policy should be transparent, clear and brief

President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that the principles for publication should be quite clear.

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Tue 05 - May 2015 - 11:34

President Hassan Rouhani made the remarks on Tuesday at the opening ceremony of the 28th Tehran International Book Fair.
President Rouhani stressed that authors and publishers must be provided with a ‘secure’ and ‘free’ atmosphere to work in, yet “we cannot open the gates so that any superstition or extreme remarks labeled as religion or revolution be available to the youth."
Addressing the international event, President Rouhani said the huge part of cultural policy comes from the books.
President Rouhani said that the Iranian civilization has been introduced to the world people through books, so 'we converse with the world by (our) books.
In another part of his speech, President said the problem of the region, society and the current world is the extremism.
“Books, reading and writing are both a means to real diplomacy and interaction with other nations and a way to resolve regional and international issues,” said Dr.Rouhani.
“Our region has been undermined by killings, terror attacks and destruction of heritage for years. The world must not dismiss our regional issues. That European or American country must not pride itself on selling more weapons. These are putting the region in greater risk and prepare the ground for weapon markets,” said President Rouhani.
President Rouhani said the country’s civilization can only be introduced to the world through books; “our Avicenna’s laws decorate the libraries of the East and the West and dotted upon by scientists and scholars throughout the world.”
The President said we are proud of our Islamic and cultural heritage including the holy Quran as a miracle of Prophet Muhammad, Shahnameh (The Book of Kings) that is a long epic poem written by the Persian poet Ferdousi, Boostan (The Orchard) and Golestan (The Rose Garden) written by great Iranian poet Saadi Shirazi and Divan-e Hafez which is a great and unique book composed by Hafez Shirazi.
Dr.Rouhani expressed satisfaction over the participation of thousands of Iranian and international publishers in this year’s edition of TIBF and the visit of over 3 million book lovers to the previous edition.

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