Monday, June 18, 2018 4:26:36 PM
World must withstand White House bullying: Iran president

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani stresses the importance of boosting unity and trust, saying all countries must withstand the White House officials’ bullying.


Rouhani made the remarks in Tehran on Friday during a meeting between Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei and state officials as well as ambassadors of Muslim countries on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr - which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.

“Today, people and countries across the world, Iran’s trade partners, Europe, Russia, China, neighbors, Muslims and all countries must stand up to bullying by White House rulers,” the Iranian president said.

He added that the enemy has currently no experience and wisdom, saying, “The enemy’s decision is to violate not only its commitments vis-à-vis the Iranian nation but all its regional and international obligations.”

It is surprising that a power that has killed people in the region, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and Yemen, is speaking about peace and negotiations, he said.

The Iranian president added that the prime minister of the Zionist regime of Israel, which is killing people every day, is roaming around in a bid to portray a false image of the Islamic Republic and the Iranian people.

The regime in Israel has lobbied for European countries to follow the example of the US President Donald Trump and pull out of a landmark nuclear accord, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) signed between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries, and to force European firms to pull out of Iran.

The Israeli prime minister made a three-day trip to Germany, France and Britain earlier this month and held talks with leaders of the three European signatories to the JCPOA.

The US president announced on May 8 that Washington was walking away from the nuclear agreement, which was reached between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council - the United States, Britain, France, Russia and China - plus Germany.

Trump also said he would reinstate US nuclear sanctions on Iran and impose "the highest level" of economic bans on the Islamic Republic.

Under the JCPOA, Iran undertook to put limits on its nuclear program in exchange for the removal of nuclear-related sanctions imposed against Tehran.

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