Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has hit out at anti-Iran remarks by his American counterpart Donald Trump and touched upon the United States’ enmities toward Iran since the victory of the 1979 Islamic Revolution of Iran.
“Such weak and untrue remarks by a US president about the Iranian nation are unprecedented, and, before anything else, indicate the existence of differences and a lack of their (US officials) legitimacy inside the US, and also Washington’s concern over Iran’s growing power and increasing role in international relations,” said the president.
He also said the US president’s pretending to be reneging on US commitments is unprecedented.
“The United States’ revocation of its national obligations as well as the commitments undertaken by the previous US administration such as those related to social security insurance on the one hand, and the annulment of bilateral and international agreements such as the Paris Climate Agreement, UNESCO [deals] and trade pacts, on the other, have put the current US administration on the path to isolation and losing credibility,” he said.
President Rouhani also referred to the international community’s reaction to Trump’s remarks against Iran and the JCPOA.
“Even the United States’ traditional allies such as Europe not only did not get on board with the US government, but immediately and straightforwardly announced, in a statement, their opposition and stressed they will stand by the JCPOA and continue their cooperation with Iran,” he said.
The president further touched upon the US government’s massive propaganda and the Zionist lobby regarding the announcement of their new strategy and executive plan against Iran.
“All the US president did was to repeat baseless accusations and threadbare allegations. Domestic unity and people’s hope on the one hand, and the world’s consistent support for the JCPOA and cooperation with Iran on the other will force US government authorities to retreat from and revisit their policies,” he noted.