Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that the foundation of the Israeli regime had been terrorism. According to him, the Jewish country continues to take refuge in terrorism.
Rouhani was speaking in Tehran Monday at an international conference commemorating the Iranian victims of terrorism. He referred to the kind of terrorism, which extremist organizations like Islamic State group, Boko Haram and the Taliban have been following.
The Iranian president said that there was another kind of terrorism: ideological terrorism, in which a group of fanatics gets involved in acts of terror in the name of religion, Press TV reported, citing Rouhani, who said Saturday that the nuclear deal with six world powers had not affected Iran’s military capability.
"With regards to our defensive capability, we did not and will not accept any limitations," Jerusalem Post quoted Rouhani as saying at a press conference. "We will do whatever we need to do to defend our country, whether with missiles or other methods."
Rouhani said that his country intended to increase employment among the youth with the help of foreign investment after sanctions were lifted. He said that the Islamic republic wanted to partner with foreigners and expected technology and investment from them so that both sides could “benefit by winning a share of the Iranian and regional markets,” Bloomberg reported.
The nuclear deal, bearing the possibilities of the sanctions to be lifted, has encouraged a number of foreign investors to put their money on Iran. Iran’s claims to use military power may, however, make its Middle Eastern rivals more anxious. The country recently introduced a new surface-to-surface missile, which could strike targets within a range of 500 kilometers (311 miles) with high accuracy.