Hassan Rouhani, the president of Iran, presents a clear message to the World Economic Forum: Iran won’t allow discrimination, violence or terrorism to compromise the nation’s economic, cultural and nuclear ambitions. Despite Rouhani’s peaceful rhetoric, he skirts the issues of Iran’s hostility toward Israel, as well as Iran’s support of Hamas in Palestine, President Bashar al-Assad in Syria and the Houthi tribe in Yemen. Though Iran may have taken a backseat to more pressing issues in the Middle East in recent times, the nation remains a potential political destabilizer. Yet it also holds a key to peace in the region. getAbstract recommends Rouhani’s address, delivered a year before 2015’s historic nuclear deal, to political aficionados and anyone concerned about stability in the Middle East.
In this summary, you will learn
- How a philosophy of “prudent moderation” is central to Iran’s foreign and domestic policies;
- How, according to Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani, the world should tackle terrorism; and
- Why Rouhani believes the international community should allow Iran to develop a nuclear enrichment program.
About the Speaker
Hassan Rouhani is the president of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
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3 years agoiran would have been a major economic player of the world if there were no economic sanctions imposed in the past and even iran's aggressive approcah was one of the driving force.