Tehran Accuses Trump Administration of 'Iranophobia' and 'Hostile Policies'

Andrew Cummings
May 25, 2017

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Saturday that arms agreements worth $110 billion signed with Saudi Arabia aim to help the kingdom deal with "malign Iranian influence". Our missiles are for peace and for defence ...

Rouhani hailed Iranians' massive turnout in his first presser after re-election, which was held in Tehran May 22, Trend's correspondent reported from the event.

"The gathering in Saudi Arabia was just a show with no practical or political value of any kind", Rouhani said.

'Hopefully, things will settle down... so we could pass more accurate judgments, ' Rouhani said. "We hope Europe does not fall into the trap of countries that promote their wrong interpretations of the region", Rouhani was also quoted as saying. They have also been able to vote since the 1960s, unlike Saudi women, who were only granted the right to vote in 2011.

"The problem is that the Americans do not know our region and those who advise USA officials are misleading them".

After a hard campaign, President Hassan Rouhani won a crucial second term in Iran's presidential elections held on May 19.

Criticising the Iranian regime and its policies, Trump said "Iran's main victims are its own citizens, who suffer from the regime's policies".

While in Riyadh, Trump pointed the finger at Iran for spreading instability and unrest across the Middle East while addressing the leaders of 55 Muslim-majority countries.

The president of Iran has hit back at Donald Trump, calling him "intellectually unstable".

Both countries have made bellicose statements, with Iran's defense minister, Hossein Dehghan, telling the Arabic-speaking Al-Manar channel: "We warn them against doing anything ignorant, but if they do something ignorant, we will leave nowhere untouched apart from Mecca and Medina". The reason Mr Rouhani's speech though is so relevant to Iran today is because, in public at least, the president of Iran has changed his tune.

"The landslide victory gives Rouhani a mandate he did not have during his first term", said Cliff Kupchan, chairman of Eurasia Group, a political risk firm.

"It is a government that speaks openly of mass murder, vowing the destruction of Israel, death to America", he said, and called for its global isolation.

Iran has always been at the forefront of combating terrorism and the image of Iran is totally clear to the world, he said, reiterating that Iran has never sought nuclear weapons as International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has on several occasions verified peaceful nature of Iran's nuclear program.

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