Rouhani congratulates counterparts on Nowruz holiday
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani congratulated the leaders of 11 countries on the occasion of Nowruz.
“The world, today more than any time, needs a hope which values affection, love and intimacy and invites countries to interaction instead of confrontation,” IRNA cited Rouhani as saying.
The message was separately sent to the leaders of Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Pakistan, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Armenia, Turkey, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, India and Uzbekistan, his office said.
“Nations by resorting to hope, peace and tranquility can interact with each other under the light of unity and confront the ugly and obscene image arising from misinterpretation of religion, the result of which is terrorism and sectarian extremism,” Rouhani said.