Iran's president criticizes US after Trump's sharp words

"We hope Europe does not fall into the trap of countries that promote their wrong interpretations of the region", Rouhani said.

Iran's reformist President Hassan Rouhani's reelection is good for Armenia, since it means that the implementation of the agreements reached between the two neighboring countries recently will not be delayed, an expert in Yerevan believes. Trump has threatened to try to renegotiate the deal.

Mohammad Mohaddessin, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, said: "Rouhani's first term only saw a spike in suppression, executions, injustice and poverty, and an increase in Iran's meddling in neighbouring countries and expenditures on ballistic missiles, military and security projects. Who can say the region will experience total stability without Iran?" he said at a news conference. He signed a $110 billion defense deal with Saudi Arabia during the visit aimed at addressing the kingdom's defense needs while scaling back United States of America military involvement in specific operations.Saudi Arabia and Iran haven't had diplomatic relations since early 2016.

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Asked about Trump's summit with Arab leaders on Sunday, Rouhani said it was "just a show with no practical or political value of any kind".

On Monday Trump arrived in Israel, where he again singled out Iran.

Saudi Arabia is surely now relieved that the visit has given an impression of a favorable shift in the U.S. policy in the Middle East, one that takes a stronger stance against its archrival Iran.

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Rouhani said that people in Saudi Arabia are there friends and they have always loved them and hoped the Saudi government to choose the right path.

"We are waiting for the new U.S. administration to find stability and continuity in its policies", he added.

In a tweet following the speech, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif accused Trump of ignoring Iran's democratic credentials to "milk" Saudi Arabia of billions of dollars.

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The turnout for this election was historic and unpresented with more than 40 million ballots cast in the presidential race. He added that "until the Iranian regime is willing to be a partner for peace, all nations of conscience must work together to isolate it, deny it funding for terrorism". "American officials should know that whenever we need to technically test a missile, we will do so and will not wait for their permission", Rouhani said, repeating Iran's commonly expressed stance on the programme. But Khatami's influence remains strong, and he has thrown his support behind moderate cleric Rouhani, helping him win a resounding re-election victory over hardliner Ebrahim Raisi. That includes Mr. Rouhani, who is often called a moderate in the West but has presided over continuing domestic repression and regional aggression. "When they imposed sanctions on us, they made a mistake", he said.


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