“We spare no chance to ease the pain and problems of people and we have no doubt that with unity and endurance, we can settle problems,” President Hassan Rouhani said in a speech at Imam Khomeini Mausoleum south of Tehran on Saturday.
Speaking after renewing allegiance to ideals of the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Rouhani said his government’s success in ending a 12-year dispute between Iran and world powers over Tehran’s nuclear activities testifies to the administration’s ability to solve huge challenges.
“Just like the way we managed to block efforts by the Zionist lobby groups in the US Senate and House of Representatives and foil US plots in the UN Security Council and refute their allegations against Iran in the International Atomic Energy Agency, this nation will manage to overcome all problems proudly,” he added.
Rouhani championed the 2015 nuclear deal, which placed confidence-building curbs on Iran’s nuclear program in return for the lifting of international sanctions.
However, US President Donald Trump withdrew his country from the pact early May, calling for new talks to reach another deal that curbs Iran’s defence and regional policies.
The US has already re-imposed the first series of its anti-Iran sanctions and is pressuring Asia and Europe to hamper trade ties with Iran and stop buying oil from the country.