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Ahmadinejad stresses justice, peace, defense of citizens' right

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Aug 3, IRNA
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Mahmoud Ahmadinejad here on Wednesday emphasized on justice, peace, and defending the rights of citizens as his priorities as the 6th president of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

He made the remark while addressing a ceremony held at Imam Khomeini Hosseinieh, in downtown Tehran, during which his presidency was confirmed by the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei.

Ahmadinejad said the new government will stress on four principles including promotion of justice, attention to the needs of the people, serving all the masses, and material and moral progress of the country.

By following the pure Islamic culture and paying due attention to the people's needs, the new government will put promotion of justice in all areas, fairness in distribution of opportunities and facilities, eradication of poverty and struggle against administrative discrimination and corruption on top of its agenda, he said.

Islamic Iran is interested in access of all nations to sustainable peace along with all-out justice, Ahmadinejad stressed.

By relying on religious and national culture the principles of which are based on love and affection, the government will make efforts to promote the spirit of fraternity, affection and solidarity among all people, irrespective of their affiliation, religion and race, he noted.

"As a servant of the people, I am duty bound to safeguard the independence and national interest of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Islamic culture and aspirations and also to defend citizenship rights of all Iranians inside and outside the country," Ahmadinejad said.

The new government will start its activities with the objective of serving the people and by making use of committed, brave, popular and skillful ministers, he noted.

During the ceremony held at Imam Khomeini Hosseinieh, the responsibility of the executive branch was handed over to the newly-elected president.

Senior Iranian authorities, ranking army officials and a number of Tehran-based foreign diplomatic corps attended the ceremony.

Ahmadinejad managed to win over 17 million votes as Iran's sixth president during the 9th presidential runoff elections which held June 24.

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