Iran security official stresses widespread engagement with world

Tehran, Aug 21, IRNA – Iranian top security official on Monday underlined widespread engagement with the world during the second term of President Hassan Rouhani in office.

Enhancement of people livelihood, widespread engagement with the world nations and governments as well as powerful resistance towards dominant-seeking powers should be country's priority to guarantee sustainable and comprehensive security, Secretary General of Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani said.

He called for empathy and harmony among various apparatuses, best use of new opportunities and well management of threats, encountering the Islamic Republic.

Government efforts for pursuing the national security issues are admirable, Shamkhani noted.

Sixteen proposed ministers out of 18 were successful in getting the confidence votes of Iranian lawmakers on Sunday. All ministerial nominees except the nominee for minister of energy Habibollah Bitaraf received the vote of confidence. The vote came on Sunday after five days of marathon parliamentary debates while the posts for the two ministries of Energy and Science, Research and Technology are yet to be decided.

President Hassan Rouhani was re-elected as the president for a second term after winning a landmark victory on May 19. President Rouhani took office on August 5. Then, he proposed 17 out of 18 nominees for ministerial posts of his cabinet.

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