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Iranian presidential nominee says détente with neighboring states his priority

29 April 2013 10:39 (UTC+04:00)
Iranian presidential nominee says détente with neighboring states his priority

Iran's presidential candidate Ali-Akbar Velayati said that he will pursue a policy of détente with neighboring countries if he becomes Iran's next president.

Having amicable ties with neighbors serves the interests of the country and guarantees national security, Fars news agency quoted Velayati as saying.

He said that détente is the number-one priority on his foreign policy agenda.

Velayati also highlighted the need to cut expenditures in order to have a more vibrant government.

He further noted that he will try to ease the burden of sanctions imposed by Western countries.

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