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President: No obstacle can stop Iran from progress

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Dec 30, IRNA -- President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said no obstacle can stop Iranians from progress and Iranians, undoubtedly, will pass current situation.

Receiving Japan's new ambassador to Tehran Koji Haneda, Ahmadinejad called Iran and Japan relations 'historical and friendly', adding that there is no reason for any distance between the two countries and the mutual cooperation has always been in direction of world peace and security.

Ahmadinejad said the two countries can take major steps toward building a better world full of friendship and justice.

The new Japanese ambassador, after submitting his credentials to the Iran president, expressed hope that with the help of President Ahmadinejad the two countries can take huge steps toward promoting ties.

He stressed that Iran and Japan have close cooperation upon mutual interests and that Japan will do its best to develop friendly ties and consolidate cooperation in different fields especially in economic relations with Iran.

Koji Haneda also appreciated for Iran's assistance in the recent Japan earthquake.

He underlined that Japan believes in diplomacy and negotiation to solve political problems all over the world.

He added that Iranians can overcome all obstacles and decisive steps will be taken in the direction of progress in bilateral relations.

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