tv Iranian President Rouhani Swearing- In Ceremony CSPAN August 5, 2017 5:43pm-6:20pm EDT
>> i had never heard of him. i wanted to know how this man who had been told from the time he was a young child that he was not worth anything could have had the courage and determination to find a way out of slavery. i just was intrigue and could not stop dreaming about him -- not stop reading about him. the author of the book "be free or die." >> he served five terms in the house of representatives. there was a bribery charge against him at one point in his career, and he never fully recovered from that, and that in my opinion is one of the reasons why he is not better known today. >> iranian president hassan auhani was sworn in for second term this weekend in tehran before a gathering of dignitaries from 100 countries. in his inaugural address, he mentions the nuclear agreement
>> heavenly god, the compassionate and merciful, i, as the president of the republic , and before the iranian -- i would swear by the omnipotent god to protect and safeguard the religious faith as the islamic establishment well as the constitution of the country. i will use the best of my power in playing my role in the responsibilities that i have
.houldered i will also devote myself to and thethe people development of perfection within the country, the promotions of faith and morals, supporting righteousness and the spread of the word of truth and justice. will stay away from any egoism , and i would respect freedom respect for individuals and the rights that the iranian constitution recognizes for the people. i will support those principles in protecting the borders and the political and economic independence as well as the cultural independence of the country.
, and bypare no efforts seeking assistance from god and by following the footsteps of theprophet of islam and imam, the power the people have bestowed to me and have trusted honestly safeguard and protect what i am trusted with, and i will then submit that to the person who will be picked by the people after me. [applause]
thank you. now, director or tawny -- director rouhani will address the floor. >> heavenly god, compassionate and merciful, praise be to the creator of the universe and salute to our master and prophet andslam, peace be upon him his pure household. distinguished and noble iranian people, respected guests, , primeuished presidents ministers, vice president, parliamentary speakers, ,inisters of foreign affairs
from friendlyvoys countries and heads of international organizations, respected representatives of the assembly and respected members of the guardian council, distinguished heads of the ,egislature and judiciary commanders of the armed forces, entire other officials, ladies and gentlemen. remembertset, let's
the great architect of the as well as thec martyrs of the islamic revolution. i would like to bow in the face as today'sgnity dignity of ours is indebted to the bravery and chivalry of those individuals. today also coincides with the anniversaryirth and of one of our members, peace be upon him. on the like to ask god
bestow hisccasion to blessings to our government and .eople , a new irano today was born out of a tumultuous situation, and a new epic was created. the constitution movement of iran as the first national movement of the middle east emerged victorious, and there were two fundamental principles of the rule of law and the national governments. that's what brought for our people in government. firstatter of fact, the
national uprising of the people in thisseeking freedom , 111 years,inent within this period, the constitutional movement agenda in order to restrict the powers of the iranian kings witnessed numerous ups and downs, and ultimately, unfortunately, it .ent awry in order to safeguard the principles of freedom, the rule of law, national sovereignty, and holding elections, the people of iran made great sacrifices, and at the end of islamic revolution
of iran emerged victorious. close to 40 years past since the establishment of the islamic establishment in our country, 12th presidential term of the islamic republic is starting. since then, the highest position post of the people have been determined and decided by the vote of each and every one of the citizens. the iranian people who are aware and wise to create an epic and en masse, and one more time, they spoke to us
clearly and conveyed a message expressly. they announced what they had on their mind. they spoke by language of their vote. they told us what they demand and what they do not want, and by giving the vote of confidence ,gain, which was meaningful they decided a path and approach being tested for four years. it was commented and criticized by everyone for four years. so from now on, it's us who need to be responsible to address the demands of the people, the people who once again put their trust in the islamic establishment and the government .
vote was not an incident. it was the fruit of a social asurity that could be seen the series of demands of the that would call the executive branch to meet those demands. the people should rightly know from what demands and votes he has been picked and what commitment he has for the people, and he needs to stick to that commitment to the end, and he needs to keep his promise to the end of his tenure. although my responsibilities from the people, i, as the
president of the islamic republic of iran, feel duty the rights ofre , and to do so, it would not be possible without the cooperation of all the bodies within the islamic establishment and the participation of masses of people. how this government intends to ,e a government of moderation so it will not be scared off by small move, and it whennot get excited situations stir. we think peas both in our domestic policy and foreign policy -- we seek peace. we seek peace over war, and we correction and
ratification over stalemate. defense is not only possible by means of weapons. we back our armed forces, but the biggest weapon of hours is -- the biggestte weapon of ours is the people's vote. the people who cast more than 41 at the ballot box will never face a dead-end. this book also supports our army and irgc. -- this vote. in our country, we will have dichotomy in our governance. our peace depends on our weapons, and our weapons rely on our peace. is an example of national consensus in iran, undoubtedly
with the support and vote of the thele and the support of league of islamic revolution as well as coordination in parliament and armed forces with the government as picked by the would not get anywhere and could not be perpetuated, but the world should also know that any kind of violation of commitments within this international will see a unanimous reaction of the iranian government and people. we should accept that we need to and mutual understanding practical agreement on national , andests and opportunities we need to resort to national .onciliation and cooperation
that is an historical requisite. allhould also realize that of this, this stormy sea, there is only one ship for us all, and there is only one person sailing it. the people should probably work together to sail through these waters. democracy has not been the only achievement of the islamic establishment. i have also achieved things like independence for the country. ofsident of security, power the military, and enhancement of .ilitary prowess also, penetration into the hearts and minds of the people
in supporting the oppressed and paying the price for the same cause as well as the promotion for the country's status in the international arena that was the result of following the , theiples of guidance principles of sagacious followership. we should also know that safeguarding these achievements require an economy that is strong, that is dynamic, and that is influential in the global arena and is contingent upon technological and in thefic developments country. in the past four decades, there have been eye-catching achievements made. there have been huge investments made in infrastructure.
many less privileged remote improvementsntial have been made in the standard of living of the people. the gap between the rich and the poor is meaningfully mitigated. today, the level of education helps the country adjoined proper standards in comparison to many other countries -- helps the country enjoy proper standards. government, too, cost big developments in economic, social, cultural, domestic, and foreign policy fields, including the restoration of economic
, foreign exchange market, reduction of the inflation rate. it was reduced to a one-digit figure. the negative economic growth two-digit economic growth last year and job creation of more than 600,000 annually. another great achievement has boosting production of more ,han one million tons of crude and restoration of arendt's share of the world market. there is also a leap in production of gas and completion ofthe change -- the chain oil in the country. in social welfare and social security, strides have been taken, aimed at supporting the
less privileged and low income parts of society by implementing the general insurance scheme. not all iranians are covered by health insurance. on the other hand, after the implementation of the health project, the share that the for their health has seen substantial reduction. also in terms of telecommunications, there have been big developments in such a way that people's access to high-speed internet and timely by means of -- it has increased more than 10 times .s much it has contributed to various .usinesses in terms of domestic policy, the
11th government embarked on devising the citizens' rights charter. it was announced, and the 12 government will continue the same power. it has the same vision. despite all these accomplishments in the past four decades, our country still faces some big challenges, like you unemployment, the water crisis, air pollution, and some other .ssues -- youth unemployment that is what we're still entangled with. the federal government is based on the electoral slogan, freedom, security, tranquility, and progress. of course, making economic reforms requires certain prohibitions to be made.
we have envisioned and eight-your path. we have planned for the economic in attaining economic stability in the country and creating lasting interaction ash other countries prerequisites for making economic reforms as a target we have set. the government also stretches cooperation taking of the people and organizations, -- we asked them all to come to our assistance so expect all of us today to show that we can, despite all the diversity --
diverse opinions, when it comes to the major issues of the country and finding solutions for them, we can think together and act based on mechanisms existing based on the establishment on the back of the instructions and guidelines of the islamic revolution. we can come to consensus when it comes to policy meeting and taking action, and we can show that sideline issues and do not keepllyhoo us away from dealing with major issues of the nation. in the past decades, we have helped each other, and we have left behind a wave of terror, war, sanctions, and continued sanctions of the foreign enemy we have left behind us. unity has been the key to our success.
the second time the inauguration ceremony is being held in the presence of foreign dignitaries. i would like to seize the opportunity and appreciate the presence of foreign dignitaries at this event, and once again, i should highlight that the policy of this government is still to have balance and extensive , asraction with the world the leader of the islamic revolution mentioned. constructive interaction with countries deepening their bonds with the neighboring states as well as the promotion of level of cooperation with friendly countries -- this is not only a wise option or choice, but it is . requisite
surviving the transitional period would not be possible except for furthering the interaction and cooperation between governments and people, so accordingly in the past four noteworthy measures have been taken. also cancellation of the resolutions,cil the nuclear sanctions, they have been one of the greatest accomplishments of the 11th government. , there have been many tackled,that have been
but the u.s., not sticking to its commitments because the is used tont there be leveraging policy and using sanctions. america is not a trustworthy for the world and even for america's old allies. it has been proven to them all. on behalf of the people, on behalf of government officials, i shall expressly state the islamic republic of iran will never start violation of the idle, but we will not sit in response to the non-commitment of the u.s.
with respect to sanctions and destruction, we have responded by proportionate measure and .eciprocation with those who have recently politics, werld welcome them, but we are telling the old-timers that it is possible to set an example in , weinternational relations can make a rule out of this exception. the jcpoawant to tear should know that by doing so, it is the political life of themselves that they are tearing
.part on the world -- and the world, also, will not forget this lack of commitment on their part. those who consider themselves as , theysers of the jcpoa can stand in the line of this win-win opportunity and realize their mistakes and put an end to them. today is not a day of unveiling .he mother of bombs let's unveil the mother of negotiations and dialogue. it is not a day to unveil them, but for sanctions, to unveil the mother of cooperation -- it is not a day to unveil the mother of sanctions but to unveil the mother of cooperation. it is a new day in which a
country like iran is the high tower of democracy, the tower that has at least 111 steps, since 111 years ago to date, the , whose republic of iran progress is achieved not by the help of great powers or international coalition, but on the back of its wise and faithful and great people. iran is ready for cooperation on the base of mutual respect and in the presence of 105 delegations representing the world, including heads of the state, parliament speakers, , andters, special envoys major international organizations, who we are .roudly hosting
i announced that the government of the islamic republic of iran is prepared for cooperation with any of your countries. we had no limitations whatsoever. the islamic republic of iran wants the best of relations with its neighbors. we have religious bonds, historical and cultural commonalities with our neighbors that pave the ground for regional synergy and convergence, so we stretch the hand of friendship to our neighbors, and we believe that only by means of dialogue and regional cooperation is it possible to move in line with and progress and development of the region. only think of
--ir shortsighted designs foreign powers that are only thinking of their shortsighted instability further and chaos in the region. they are sowing dichotomy so they can benefit from the situation. we want the voices of wisdom and dialogue to be heard all over the region. othereator of islam and faiths, voices of hatred, violence, and extremism could never be heard. we are hopeful that after years of trial and error, we have come to the shared understanding that
the only way to eradicate peoplesm is trusting the obtaining legitimacy through ballot boxes on one hand and extensive regional cooperation on the other. as in the past four years, we have always reiterated and tried resolution of regional crises ,ike that of syria and yemen where there is no option but putting a stop to bloodshed and violence. accepting the will and the vote in those countries by all regional players. this is our main invitation for all regional countries and the rest of the world to join the political initiative in order to put an end to the slaughter,
massacre, and homelessness, and destruction of the infrastructure of these countries. iran with huge and colossal manpower, natural resources, and , special geographical location is prepared for cooperation with your countries in line with advancing shared interests. our cooperation is not against any other country and only helps peace and security and stability in the region and across the region. i hope this event and your meaningful presence therein, since you are the leaders and high-ranking officials from all over the world, will be a new beginning for further promotion in an enhancement of bonds
line with the interests of our people, the restoration of peace and security in the region and across the region. at the end, i wish you a pleasurable and memorable stay ourur in geared country, -- iran.ed country, may peace and blessings be upon you. [applause] ♪ "washington journal," live every day with news and policy issues that impact you. coming up sunday morning, a representative from the rand corporation discussing current relations between the u.s. and russia. a representative from florida international university talks about the trump administration's crackdown on transnational gangs. then, a discussion of the
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