Unity, consensus is solution against terrorism: Iranian President

  • Unity, consensus is solution against terrorism: Iranian President

Unity, consensus is solution against terrorism: Iranian President

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani gives a press conference in Tehran, Iran, Monday, May 22, 2017. As his victory was announced on Saturday, U.S. President Donald Trump was in Saudi Arabia, Iran's regional rival, bolstering a coalition of states opposed to the Islamic republic.

In the past, "Iran and the U.S. have experienced bends and turns in their relations, and the U.S. has always failed in its policies, including exerting pressures and sanctions" against Iran, Rouhani said in his press conference following Friday's landslide victory in the country's presidential election. Rouhani said that Iranians are "waiting for this government to become stable intellectually" and that "hopefully, things will settle down.so we could pass more accurate judgments".

"You can't solve terrorism just by giving your money to a superpower", Rouhani added, referencing Trump's $110 billion defense deal with Saudi Arabia".

The reelection of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani over conservative hardliner Ebrahim Raisi by a 57 percent margin signals a continuing desire by most Iranian citizens to open their nation to Western trade opportunities, economic development, and a more open and free society.

His first point was that Iran's current military efforts throughout the Middle East will continue, adding that they are on the ground in Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon.

That approach - and the diplomacy and nuclear accord it spawned - did little to endear Obama to leaders in Israel or Saudi Arabia.

In a speech to Arab Muslim leaders in Riyadh on Sunday, Trump singled out Iran as the world's biggest sponsor of terrorism.

A State Department official, speaking on background, told the Washington Free Beacon that the Trump administration is moving closer to finishing its comprehensive review of the Iran deal and dealing with Iran's provocative actions in the region. The US had done well to reauthorize waivers from nuclear related sanctions before the elections in Iran.

He also demanded that Iran cease its support of "terrorists and militias".

From early stages of the 11th government we underlined that Syrian crisis should be resolved through peaceful means, the president-elect said in response to a question posed by the Syrian news agency (SANA).

"I hope that the day will come that Saudi Arabia will adopt this path", he said. "Know that while there is a technical need to conduct missile tests, we will do so and we will ask the permission of no one".

Moments before Mr Trump arrived in Tel Aviv and hailed Israel a "friend and ally" during the second leg of his first foreign tour, Iran hit back.

He called on the world to isolate Iran.

In his first official visit overseas since he took office, Trump visited Saudi Arabia, which is now suspending diplomatic ties with Iran, and concluded a ¥12-trillion arms deal between the United States and Saudi Arabia.

Don't anticipate the Iran-US relationship will get better anytime soon, either, despite Rouhani's campaign promises.