Rouhani vows to continue ballistic missile program

In what the official described as a'gesture for Trump's visit which does not harm Israel's interests, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's security cabinet on Sunday approved the enlargement of a Palestinian industrial zone on the edge of the southern W

In what the official described as a'gesture for Trump's visit which does not harm Israel's interests, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's security cabinet on Sunday approved the enlargement of a Palestinian industrial zone on the edge of the southern W

PRESIDENT HASSAN ROUHANI, Iran (through interpreter): He has gone to a country where I think the word election has no meaning for them.

Rouhani will have to boost economic growth and reduce unemployment in the country.

The nuclear agreement has been controversial in both the USA and Iran, and it emerged as a top campaign issue in Iran's election. The sanctions relief has had a positive impact on the economy with oil exports up and GDP growth hitting 6% previous year though expectations were higher. Unless New Delhi can cash in on Rouhani's victory, Beijing will muscle in.

Rouhani may not be strictly to blame, as the office of the president has limited power under the absolute rule by the Supreme Leader.

Most prominent of these is Syria's Bashar al-Assad, whom Iran has vehemently stood by since the conflict erupted six years ago, despite worldwide critisicm.

This tactic showed resounding success at parliamentary elections in 2016, when the reformist "list of hope" swept all 30 seats for Tehran.

USA arms deals for Iran's Sunni foes help bolster the case of Rouhani's hardline opponents, who say any detente with the West is unsafe folly.

This does not mean things will be easier for him during his second term.

Just as dramatically, Trump also repudiated the policies of Obama's Republican predecessor George W. Bush, who promised to spread democracy across the Middle East in a landmark 2003 speech that declared "freedom can be the future of every nation".

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Mr Rouhani dismissed the criticism and said it was actually Iran and its allies that were fighting terrorists.

The councils have opened up Iran's political system in the time since. After being elected in 2013, he persuaded the Supreme Leader to shift responsibility for the nuclear negotiations to the Foreign Ministry and let Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif take the lead. There was a feeling that President Donald Trump would re-impose sanctions. That is why, during his second term, Rouhani may have to settle with Iran's traditional alliance with Russian Federation and China. Trump singled out Iran as a key sponsor of militant groups, sending a tough message to Tehran the day after Hassan Rouhani won a second term as Iran's president.

Rouhani further underlined the need for an increase in interaction between Iran, Turkey and Russian Federation on regional developments, including the reinforcement of the Astana talks between Syria's warring sides, with the aim of contributing to peace and security in the region.

Moreover, Rouhani will continue to face pressures from the Iranian hawks to adopt tougher stances on foreign policy issues, including the conflict in Syria. In recent years, the arrests of western nationals holding dual Iranian citizenship, has been widely publicized by the media. The resolution of the nuclear crisis is of crucial importance, as Iran needs the global sanctions to be lifted.

"The most important thing is that the relationship between Saudi Arabia and the United States is built on vision and numbers, not on slogans". This has now become a well-known pattern among the Iranian population since the presidential election of 2009 and the tragic events that followed it. That link is missing today.

Iran can become a spoiler in the U.S. war against the Taliban and Islamic State in Afghanistan.

In a speech to Arab Muslim leaders in Riyadh on Sunday, Trump singled out Iran as the world's biggest sponsor of terrorism. It remains unclear what the role of this coalition is, to fight the IS or Iran or in Yemen, or to secure the Gulf monarchies!

Interestingly enough, the president appears to have completely forgotten his comments regarding Saudi Arabia while campaigning for the presidency when he stated the Saudi kingdom, not Iran, had been involved with the 9/11 terrorist attacks. If a return to the Saudi embrace creates additional tensions and a collapse of the JCPOA, it could push Iran to cross the nuclear threshold with much wider regional implications. "He faces a hard task", Fazel Meybodi, a Shiite Muslim cleric from the city of Qom, said of Rouhani.

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