June 17, 2013
Iranian journalists attend a press conference given by Iranian President-elect Hassan Rouhani in Tehran. Reformist Rouhani said Iran would be ready to reduce tensions with the United States based on goodwill and mutual respect. “With the U.S., we have an old wound, but we are still ready to look into the future and reduce tensions, but on the basis of goodwill and mutual respect,” he said. On the topic of Syria, Rouhani stated that Iran would continue supporting the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad until an election in 2014.
European Pressphoto Agency