Iranian President Hassan Rouhani reiterated his administration’s policy to have “constructive interaction” with the world, saying international ties are necessary for the Islamic Republic’s development.
“Good relations with the world and basing international relations on constructive interaction are essential for the country’s progress and development,” Rouhani said at a cabinet meeting in Tehran on Wednesday.
“Of course,” he said, “this does not mean that we do not have problems with any country.”
The Iranian chief executive underlined that the country’s principled policy is to interact with the world and forge good relations with other countries.
He further pointed to the two upcoming elections in the country, saying his administration is making efforts to provide the grounds for the presence of all factions and parties in the votes.
The Iranian people are scheduled to cast their votes in the parliamentary and Assembly of Experts elections on February 26, 2016.
There are currently 290 seats in the Iranian parliament elected by direct vote of people in nationwide election for four years.
The Assembly of Experts is also a high-ranking body that elects and oversees the activities of the leader of the Islamic Revolution.
Members of the assembly are directly elected to office by people for an eight-year term. It holds biannual meetings to appoint a new chairman.