“Our Atomic Energy Organization is fully prepared … for actions that they expect and actions they do not expect,” Rouhani said.
Preparations are under way for Russian President Vladimir Putin, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to meet in April in Turkey, RIA news agency said on Monday. The agency quoted Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.
Rouhani said he and Modi had very good discussions on stepping up cooperation in a number of key areas, including on crucial connectivity projects such as the Chabahar port.
“Terrorism poses a constant and daily challenge to our peace-loving society. Our people have been suffering its violent and inhuman brutality. Let us join hands, firmly and decisively, to defeat these forces,” Kovind said
While South Block mandarins viewed the statement as a reference to Pakistan-sponsored terrorism directed towards India, Iranian diplomats perceived this as a reference to Saudi Arabia
Rouhani was speaking in New Delhi where he met PM Modi as part of his three-day tour to India. The two nations on Friday signed nine pacts in the areas of security, energy, trade, extradition among others.
India fully supports the accession of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the World Trade Organization and the ongoing consensus building efforts among WTO members to reactivate the accession process, consistent with the objective of making the Organization universal and inclusive.
Hassan Rouhani in India: PM Modi appreciated Rouhani on his leadership in developing strategically-important Chabahar Port. Rouhani said, “We are determined to combat terrorism and extremism.”
Hassan Rouhani in India LIVE UPDATES:Iran President met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind and inspected guard of honour at the Rashtrapati Bhawan.He also paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat.
Rouhani began his three-day India visit yesterday after his arrival here last evening. This was his second visit to Hyderabad and the first after assuming charge as the president of Iran.
President Hassan Rouhani chose to begin his three-day visit from Hyderabad as the city has a long history of cultural and religious ties with Iran.
For India, with the passage of time, priorities of engagement with Iran, too, have changed. Now, the main pillar of engagement is connectivity.
On Rouhani addressing a congregation at the historic Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad after offering Friday prayers, the sources said, the Iranian side showed interest in offering prayers and India had no problem in accepting it.
This is Rouhani’s first visit to India after he was elected Iran’s President in 2013. A moderate face of the regime, he was re-elected last year for a second term.
During President Rouhani’s visit, the MEA added, both sides would review the progress achieved in bilateral relations and also exchange views on regional and international issues of mutual interest.