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Iran: Ahmadinejad urges reporters to be precise in analyzing news

Tehran, June 26, IRNA-The president-elect, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad here Sunday encouraged the journalists to take into view all weaknesses and points of strength while analyzing the current developments and place special focus on being precise.

Mahmud Ahmadinejad

Addressing domestic and foreign reporters, the former mayor of the capital city of Tehran added that during his term in Tehran Municipality, for the first time, the mass media which had ventured to criticize the administration in charge were supported and praised.

In response to a question raised by the reporter of the Persian language Qods morning daily about the concern of investors over the country's future economic situation, he regretted that during the electoral campaign some media had partially transgressed the boundary of national interests and have caused worries among certain groups of people.

"One of the major mottos voiced during my electoral campaign, dealt with analysis of the obstacles blocking investment on the national scene.

"We will do our best to lift such obstacles, given the nationwide need for construction and development, which requires proper and healthy investment," he added.

The president-elect announced his full support for stock market, as an investment market, and stressed that some reforms should be effected in this respect.

"Following the electoral campaign launched for presidential election, the sense of frontiers were ignored and some ridiculous remarks were voiced on my behalf. The stock market is an investment tool serving to connect production and investment.

"The public should have access to transparent data associated with stock market and false transactions held behind the curtains should be halted," he added.

In reply to the question posed by the reporter of the Urdu section of BBC radio broadcast about Iran-Pakistan relations, in particular the recent developments and the country's nuclear dossier, the president-elect referred to Pakistan as a neighboring, friendly and brotherly country and said that the two states have been enjoying favorable relations.

Expressing the desire of Iranian nation for the success of the neighboring Pakistan, he said, "We are determined to continue close cooperation in scientific, political and cultural fields on national, regional and international scenes."

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