Iranian President, Dr. Hassan Rouhani, delivered a speech at the opening ceremony of the 2nd International Conference on ‘Environment, Religion and Culture in which he emphasized on Iran’s role in the fight against terrorism, extremism and violence in the world.
“Today, I am very happy that I am speaking from Iran where the messages of Middle East without nuclear weapons, Dialogue among Civilisations, intercultural and interreligious interaction regarding the environment and World Against Violence and Extremism arose,” President Rouhani said.
He then described Iran as the flag-bearer of the fight against extremism and violence and reiterated: “Daesh terrorist group would have become a real terrorist state if it had not been for Iran.”
Dr Rouhani also underlined that achieving sustainable development is not possible without peace and moderation and said: “We should confront both extremism, violence and terrorism and environmental degradation because our world should be against violence, extremism and misuse of natural blessings”.
“We should have peaceful coexistence with nature because if we want to confront nature, we will definitely lose,” the President said.
Held on Saturday, April 23, 2016, the 2nd International Conference on ‘Environment, Religion and Culture is aimed at promoting intercultural dialogue for sustainable development.