Iranian president calls US relations 'a curvy road'
- Author: Adam Floyd May 29, 2017,
May 29, 2017, 4:51
Or if you want argue he is not stupid he is just looking out for the Trump Family Business and looks forward to putting the Trump name on lots of buildings in Saudi Arabia, if not right now, after his Presidency. "When they imposed sanctions on us, they made a mistake", he said.
Iran's economy has slowly recovered since the lifting of sanctions past year but deals with Western investors are few and far between as foreign investors are cautious about trading with or investing in Iran, fearing penalties from remaining unilateral United States sanctions. He called the 2015 agreement a "terrible, bad thing" and promised that Iran will never obtain a nuclear weapon, "that I can tell you".
Indeed, Iranians' show of popular support for Rouhani provides the best guarantee that the spirit behind the nuclear deal will remain unchanged. "It is unbelievable from my standpoint", Trump said, according to the White House press pool. "We will not wait for them and their permission". "We gave them a lifeline and we not only gave them a lifeline, we gave them wealth and prosperity".
He called on Arab and Muslim leaders to step up in the fight against terrorism during an address in Saudi Arabia, and he called on Israelis and Palestinians to get back to the negotiating table during remarks Tuesday in Jerusalem.
At the Tehran press conference, Rouhani also defended Iran's ballistic missile program, something heavily criticized by the Trump administration.
Iran's clerical rulers claim legitimacy by purporting to be carrying out the will of God, not the will of the people.
During his first term, Rouhani enjoyed the support of Khamenei, the ultimate authority, during negotiations for the deal to curb Iran's nuclear programme in exchange for lifting sanctions which had crippled the economy, deprived the population of essentials, and degraded the country's oil and industrial infrastructure. The need for compliance was a win-win political narrative for Iran and the World.
What's more, Trump's outreach to traditional U.S. allies and his references to crisis like the Syrian War underscore the fact that his Iran policy is not only concerned with the Iranian regime itself but also with the impact that it continues to have on other enemies and potential enemies of the United States.More news: London police boost security at sports events
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif took to Twitter to express resentment at Trump's lecturing Iran from the Saudi kingdom, where people can't choose their leaders and women can't drive. More than two-thirds of Iran's voters are in urban areas and a lot of them are Rouhani supporters; therefore as voting hours got extended to midnight indicating a high turnout, the mood in the Rouhani camp turned jubilant.
The economy has improved since the deal took effect past year.
The Iranian leader, who was recently re-elected to serve a second term, also slammed a multibillion-dollar arms deal signed between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia during the visit, arguing that this would not solve the problem either. "The Trump administration is doubling down on Saudi Arabia as the leader of the Middle East - with a Sunni flavor".
"But there is a balance to be struck here", Goldenberg said.
"Rouhani is exactly the right person to know the right approach to do this". Not only do these channels allow citizens to discuss their main issues of concern, but they also enable the political elite to learn what resonates with voters.
Tillerson has indicated that he's at least aware of the risks.
Iran's recently re-elected President Hassan Rouhani said that the Syrian issue should be solved through dialogue and peaceful means. If you accept that premise, it leads to fuzzy policies aimed at strengthening reformers and moderates, while chalking up Iran's arrests of dual nationals or its provocations of United States ships to the infighting of Iran's hardliners.
Azerbaijan is a great neighbor of the Islamic Republic and the ties of the two countries witnessed great development under Iran's 11th government and Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev, Rouhani said in his first presser after re-election in Tehran May 22, Trend correspondent reported from the event.
"Unfortunately, Americans have always made mistakes in our region", Rouhani said. "They have used numerous measures against Iran, all leading to failure".