News  Headlines  in Mon 12  June  2006

President stresses need for int'l support for Palestine
President felicitates Philippines on National Day
President: Iran-Saudi brotherly ties should expand
President Ahmadinejad confers with Iraqi vice president
President urges government to support industries

 

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Tehran, June 12, IRNA

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad here Sunday evening stressed the need for world Muslims to continue their support for the popular government of Palestine. During a meeting with Palestinian Foreign Minister Mahmoud al-Zahar, the president said continued resistance, improvement of the standard of living and exposing the fake nature of the Zionist regime should be major priorities of the Hamas-led government of Palestine. He urged all Palestinians to prepare the ground for liberation of Holy Qods by re-enforcing their solidarity. "You (Palestinians) should intensify your resistance as it is the the key to winning the battle against bullying and spurious powers," said the president. Criticizing a number of Western heads of state for their support for the Zionist regime, the president said that exposure of the true nature of the Zionist regime would diminish support for its leaders and their advocates. He urged holding of a referendum with the participation of all Palestinians inside and outside the Occupied Territories as a means of resolving the Palestinian conflict. President Ahmadinejad reiterated the support of the Iranian nation and government for the Palestine nation and government. Al-Zahar, for his part, praised Tehran's unwavering support for the Palestinian cause and briefed the Iranian president on latest developments in the Occupied Territories as well as measures taken by the newly installed Hamas-led government.

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Leftar1.gif (851 bytes) President felicitates Philippines on National Day

Tehran, June 12, IRNA

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad here Monday expressed felicitations to The Philippines' President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and nation on the country's National Day. In his message to President Arroyo, the Iranian president stressed the importance of bolstering Tehran-Manila ties. He expressed hope ties between Iran and the Philippines, particularly in the cultural and commercial fields, would receive a further boost through efforts of the two sides' officials. Ahmadinejad wished the Filipino government and nation success and prosperity, peace and tranquility for the world founded on justice and spirituality.

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 Tehran, June 12, IRNA

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad described Monday Iran-Saudi Arabia ties excellent, brotherly and sustained adding the existing high potentials of mutual cooperation in bilateral, regional and international issues should be used well. According to the report of Presidential Office Media Department, in a meeting with visiting Saudi Arabia Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal, the president said, "Tehran-Riyadh relations should expand," adding, "Iran-Saudi Arabia cooperation in different fields is beneficial for both counties, the region and Islamic world. Concerning Iraqi elected government, the president said, Iran-Saudi cooperation with this government would help establishment of security, tranquility and progress in Iraq. Saud al-Faisal, for his part, said, there is no obstacle in the way of expanding cooperation and expressed Riyadh desires for expansion of ties in all fields with Iran. He added the Saudi Arabia believes Tehran-Riyadh can play a more effective role in settling regional problems. The Saudi foreign minister said the enemies know very well that unity in Islamic world, especially between Iran and Saudi Arabia has an important effect on settling and solving Islamic world problems. So, the enemies are trying to create discord in Tehran-Riyadh growing relations, Saud al-Faisal continued. The Saudi minister also invited president Ahmadinejad on behalf of King Abdallah to visit Saudi Arabia in near future, which was accepted by President Ahmadinejad.

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 Baghdad, June 12, IRNA

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Monday that Iran and Iraq have longstanding historical and cultural amity and called for developing cooperation between the two countries in all fields. In a meeting with visiting Iraqi Vice President Adel Abd al-Mahdi, President Ahmadinejad said that optimum use should be made of the extensive capacity for economic cooperation. He said that progress of any of the Islamic states would benefit the other Muslims and the region adding that establishment of democratic government in Iraq and restoration of security in Iraq and Iraqi progress are considered an achievement for the entire Muslims. Ahmadinejad said that national solidarity of Iraqi people and their political parties is the key for progress of the country. "They should not allow insecurity to continue and prepare the ground for putting an end to occupation which will lead to the plunder of Iraqi resources," President Ahmadinejad said. Abd al-Mahdi said that Baghdad government has planned development projects and admitted that the enemies are sabotaging national security which will doom thanks to vigilance of the people. The vice president underscored developing Iran-Iraq relations and said that Iraq is willing to utilize Iranian experience and capabilities in all fields including water, electricity and oil industry. Iraqi government believes that capacity for economic cooperation is greater than the current level.

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 Tehran, June 12, IRNA President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad urged the ministries and various government organizations to support the country's industrial sector. Speaking at the cabinet meeting on Sunday evening, the chief executive said that good progress was observed in the sector over the past year, but that further effort is required to develop the industries.

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