Rouhani: Iran seeks peace and security in Middle East

Rouhani: Iran seeks peace and security in Middle East

Iran is not seeking to dominate the Middle East, President of the Islamic Republic Hassan Rouhani said during a telephone conversation with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron.

"Our presence in Iraq and Syria is at the invitation of the governments of these countries to fight terrorism," Rouhani noted.

"Iran does not seek to dominate the region. The main purpose of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the region is to fight terrorism, and we believe that after ISIS, the rest of the terrorist groups must be fought with," Tasnim cited the President as saying.

"Iran’s goal is to help bring peace and security to the region and prevent division of countries, and in our opinion, in all the countries of the region, the main decision-makers in the region are its people,"  Rouhani stressed.

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