Trump's Saudi summit was 'show with no value', says Iran's Rouhani

Frederick Owens
May 27, 2017

Or rather, most of those 55 million people would vote, but many would not, because there is great disillusionment with President Hassan Rouhani's promises to improve the economy - and therefore also with the global treaty on curbing Iran's nuclear weapons ambitions that was supposed to bring back prosperity. "New policies and concrete actions - not mere rhetoric - are what is needed to reset relations with the Muslim world". "I hope it can settle so that we can have a better judgement about those in Washington", said Rouhani. Marco Rubio told CNN's State of the Union.Not only Trump is distinctly unpopular in Canada, Team Trudeau has no recipe for dealing with a White House under siege and bent on singling out others for blame.

After signing a gargantuan US$110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia, and a smaller one of US$2 billion with the UAE, the U.S. president has moved on to Israel where he hopes to kick-start the stalled Palestine-Israel peace talks.

Rouhani, who defeated hardline challenger Ebrahim Raisi in Friday s presidential election, responded by ridiculing decades of U.S. strategy in the Middle East.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani reiterated on Wednesday that Iran is "heedless" of what the "enemy" says and will continue its missile programme.

In his speech on Islamic extremism on Sunday, Trump also singled out Tehran as an agent of terrorism. Our missiles are for peace and for defense ...

On the other hand, Rouhani will boost interest among European governments and companies for keeping Iran open for business if he can offer oil-development contracts now, the consultant said.

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"So far, Trump has shown commitment to the nuclear deal", ISNA quoted Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi as saying after a parliamentary briefing on the deal.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a press conference in Tehran on May 22, 2017. "Who can say the region will experience total stability without Iran?"

Rouhani, a cleric whose administration struck the 2015 landmark nuclear deal with world powers, decisively won a second term in Friday's election.

Greenblatt continued: "Under this so-called "moderate" leader, there was no slowdown in Iran's aggressive regional policy, including state sponsorship of terrorism, active participation in war crimes committed in Syria and unceasing belligerence against Israel that manifested through financial and material support for terror organizations along with an unrelenting stream of anti-Semitic propaganda". "Know that while there is a technical need to conduct missile tests, we will do so and we will ask the permission of no one". Iran's most powerful authority - Ayatollah Ali Khamenei - has ruled out normalisation of ties with the United States.

Speaking alongside Israel's president, Reuven Rivlin, at his residence in West Jerusalem on Monday, Trump said: "There is a growing realization among your Arab neighbors that they have common cause with you in the threat posed by Iran".

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