Rouhani condemns Florida school shooting

ANI | Updated: Feb 16, 2018 20:21 IST

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], Feb 16 (ANI): Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Friday condemned the Florida high school shooting and stated that the west was not taking enough steps to reduce extreme acts of violence.

"Our intention is to say that western countries and [including] America, on a daily basis experience, such cases of extreme violence and do not take appropriate notice. The way mass killings of people in school, colleges and universities are happening, it can't be for the welfare of humanity or of society," Rouhani said during his address to a gathering at Hyderabad's Makkah Masjid.

Religious scholars from different schools of thoughts participated in the session as well.

Furthermore, Rouhani stressed upon the cooperation between India and Iran in a bid to embolden the bilateral ties.

"We are committed to increasing industrial, agricultural and technological cooperation between India and Iran in a way that will develop our bilateral ties many folds," Rouhani said.

Earlier in the day, the Iranian president visited the tombs of Qutub Shahi rulers in the Golconda area in the city.

This is the second time that President Rouhani is visiting Hyderabad, and the first visit after assuming charge as the President of Iran in 2013.

President Rouhani, who is in Hyderabad currently, will reach the national capital on Friday night. He will call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind.

Both Iranian and Indian sides would review the progress achieved in bilateral relations and also exchange views on regional and international issues of mutual interest.(ANI)