Below are ten key quotes from Hassan Rouhani’s Special Message to the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos. Watch the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s speech in full

“Iran-US relations have entered a new phase.”

“The fires of extremism and violence are fed by the young and hungry and unemployed.”

“All people from whatever religion in their essence desire dignity and detest extremism.”

“My social, political, economic view of is one of prudent moderation.”

“Iran’s economy has the potential to be among the world’s top ten in the next three decades.”

“The best solution is to organize free and fair elections. No outside power can decide for Syria.”

“Globalization has shown in the global crisis that we are all in the same boat. If we do not choose wise captains, then the storm will harm us all.”

“Any type of economic sanction will only exacerbate divergence.”

“Iran has never desired a nuclear weapon in the past or one in the future. But we are not willing to give up our peaceful technology.”

“We intend to re-open trade with all our neighbours…. and begin cooperation.”