Rouhani: No hope in Trump behavior change
New York, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in a meeting with a group of senior American media directors, pointed out that US President Donald Trump had done some very wrong actions against Iran, saying Iran has no hope in change of behavior of the US president.
Hassan Rouhani said on Monday morning (in local time) and in response to a question about a possible meeting with the president of the United States, as the North Korean and the US leaders after a series of rhetoric such a meeting was held, adding that the similarities are not very accurate.
Since last year, the President of the United States has withdrawn from the very important agreement without any reason and has threatened the Iranian people, and such actions are simply not forgotten. North Korea is completely different from the story of Iran.
The president said, Trump has in fact carried out some very wrong actions against Iran and the Iranian nation. He unjustifiably quit the deal, threatened the Iranian people for no reason and intervened in our internal affairs. Before any discussion, these false actions must be compensated.
In response to the question that if Europeans are joining the United States on the issue, what Iran will do, he said Iran has fulfilled its obligations to date, and if five countries adhere to their commitments, 'we can preserve it and if other conditions come about, naturally, we will also make our decision under those circumstances'.
The next point is that once the United States, Europe and others have been boycotting Iran for some years and saw the outcome, they eventually came to the negotiating table, and this bitter experience is not for the first time and has already been repeated.
Our basis from the 2013 election was interaction with the world, and one of my important promises to the people was that the policy of engagement, dialogue and cooperation with the countries of the region and the world, Rouhani said about the violations of JCPOA and its effect on Iranian voters. It will be one of the effects of this policy. In the run-up to the election, 2017 JCPOA was also operational, and we promised people at the same time that if other parties were to remain committed, we would adhere to it.
The president emphasized, Even as the United States has quit JCPOA, we remain committed to it. The principle in our country is the people's vote, and people know that we did not initiate the withdrawal, and the country that has committed this breakup is the United States.
In response to a question about the role of some countries in the Ahvaz terrorist incident, Rouhani said, There was a major terrorist crime in Ahvaz, and I regret that some countries refuse to mention the terrorist attack, which means they do not want all fight the same with all terrorists in the world.'
Iranian president added that at the very first hour a foreign-affiliated terrorist group was responsible for this crime, and we consider the same group responsible for and evidence is still confirming this, and of course our investigations are at an early stage. Suspects are arrested and interrogations continue to be made to determine exactly who and with what dependencies the operation has been carried out.
Rouhani, saying that Americans have consistently supported anti-Iranian terrorist groups since the beginning of the Islamic Revolution, noted, Americans have always supported terrorist groups that have been struggling against the Iranian people in the past, and a group of terrorists now also have political and media activities in the United States. The United States cannot be indifferent to terrorist operations that violate all international regulations.
The president said that one of the US officials in recent days, following Ahvaz terrorist incident, has made shocking remarks, while supporting the terrorists by saying that the Iranian government is responsible for this terrorist act! If we say this about the perpetrators of the September 11 terrorist operation, how will the American people judge? If so, is it possible to say that any terrorist act taking place in European countries and other countries is the responsibility of the governments whose country has been the victim of terrorism.
Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA