Erdogan congratulates Iran's Rouhani over election win

On the possibility of direct talks between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the United States of America, President Rouhani said, "within the past 39 years, Iran and the U.S. have travelled a twisty road with each other".

Countering Trump's calls to isolate the Islamic Republic, Rouhani stressed that peace in the Middle East could not be achieved without Tehran's help.

Rouhani decisively won a presidential election on Friday, securing another four-year term.

While their powers are limited to local affairs, the councils represent direct control of governance by Iran's 80 million people. "We will not wait for them and their permission".

He said that Saudis should know that terrorism is a big threat to the world and there is no choice except for moderation.

Rouhani emphasized that all countries have reached an understanding that unity in the fight against terrorism is the right path, adding that Iran has been and would be in the forefront of the anti-terror campaign. "I believe that Saudi Arabia can not use these weapons and they will eventually be forced to take United States military advisors to the region".

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"I am hopeful that through our joint efforts, the traditionally warm and friendly Armenian-Iranian relations will continue to develop and strengthen in all areas, registering a qualitatively new level of cooperation between our peoples", Sarkisian said.

A handout picture provided by the office of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani shows him speaking at a conference in the capital Tehran.

"Our missiles are for defense and peace", Rouhani said, adding that the US expectations from Iran to halt its defensive missile program is "an illusion".

"Once again, by his repetitive and baseless claims about Iran, the American president. tried to encourage the countries of the [Middle East] region to purchase more arms by spreading Iranophobia", Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said a day after Trump sealed a massive arms deal with Iran's arch-rival, Saudi Arabia, worth $110 billion. But the United States has long accused Iran of supplying missiles and other support to terrorist groups, and previous year, the Shi'ite terror organization Hezbollah confirmed that it receives virtually all of its financial backing, as well as missiles and other weapons, from Iran.

Iran and the U.S. back opposing sides in the civil wars in Syria and Yemen, but they are both fighting the jihadist group Islamic State in Iraq. Our missiles are for peace and for defence.

In this UpFront special, Mehdi Hasan challenges Iranian policymaker and former diplomat Hossein Mousavian to explain Iran's policies in the region and what some see as the double standards with regards to Yemen and Bahrain. "The challenge the Trump administration is going to have, is that there are few major countries in the world which believe Iran is the greatest source of instability in the region, " Sadjadpour said.

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