President Rouhani: Iran’s Policies to Remain Unaffected by US Election Results
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani rejected any change in the country’s policies in the wake of election of Donald Trump as the next US president.
“Results of the US (presidential) election have no impact on the Islamic Republic of Iran’s policies,” President Rouhani said at a cabinet session on Wednesday morning, after Republican candidate Donald Trump emerged victorious in the US presidential elections.
Iran’s dignity and independence stem from the fact that its policies are based only upon “people’s will and determination” and won’t change with changes in the foreign administrations, the president underlined.
He further pointed to Washington’s declining position in the international community and in the world public opinion, saying the US growing rift with the international community and Europe will exacerbate its standing.
The result of US election is a symptom of tumults, and lack of internal stability in the US will persist for a long time, President Rouhani pointed out, adding that it will take a long time for the US internal problems and conflicts to be resolved.
He further pointed to US inability to foment Iranophobia and unite the world against Iran anymore, saying Iran’s policy of constructive interaction with the world and termination of the nuclear-related sanctions have put the Islamic Republic’s economic ties with all countries on a “growing and irreversible path.”
As regards the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a lasting nuclear agreement between Tehran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany), President Rouhani said the accord will not be affected by decision of a single country, because Iran intelligently managed to reach the deal within the framework of a United Nations Security Council resolution, not as an accord with a certain country or government.
Republican Donald Trump stunned the world by defeating Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House on Wednesday, ending eight years of Democratic rule.