Tehran (IP) – Iranian President said on Monday that Tehran is not after tension and war, but still cannot bow down to aggressive powers.

Iran PressIran News: Hassan Rouhani made the remarks during the inauguration of national projects of the Ministry of Defense.

Talks made it clear that if the US and other Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCOPA) signatories fulfill their commitments with no exception, Iran will do it immediately after verification, Rouhani noted.

And this is Islamic Republic of Iran's clear message to US and Europe, he added.

As he stressed, fulfillment of commitments will bring constructive interaction, and peace and tranquility to both world and region.

Elsewhere, the president expressed satisfaction over Armed Forces' efforts for self-sufficiency, stating the launching of Dena Destroyer is the sign of constant attempts to gain self-reliance.

Rouhani also praised Ministry of Defense for doing a great work in manufacturing two home-made destroyers for Army's naval forces.

Through a video conference, Dena destroyer and Shahin minesweeper which are both indigenous joined naval forces of the Iranian Army on Monday.

"Today, the navy operates not only in the Persian Gulf and the Oman Sea, but all oceans are also the naval base of the Iranian Army of the Islamic Republic of Iran within the framework of international regulations," he stated.

Rouhani referred to economic war against Iran during the past 3.5 years, saying that the pressure and war could not bring the nation to its knees.

He hailed the government and the nation who did great during the sanctions era and the pandemic.

About development of Iranian ports during the past eight years, the president said Bandar-e Jask in southern Iranian province of Hormuzgan will be soon turned into an important port suitable for exporting Iran's oil.

Speaking about Iran's capabilities, Rouhani said the country is a power that can guarantee regional security.

Regarding defending the country, Iran does not need any weapons of mass destruction because it is not after developing such weapons, Rouhani noted.

Iran enriches uranium; however, the country is not after nuclear weapons, he underlined.

Rouhani highlighted: "Enrichment is for meeting the country's medical and energy needs. Our activity is completely peaceful."

At the joining ceremony of Dena destroyer and Shahin minesweeper to the navy fleet on Monday, Hassan Rouhani said: "The Dena destroyer is a sign of the continuation of the path of self-sufficiency of the Army and all the armed forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran."


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