Breaking: Rouhani hopes new US administration will make up for past mistakes, return to rule of law
President Hassan Rouhani says the new US administration needs to act swiftly to make up for the past mistakes and return to the rule of law by resuming its commitments under a UN resolution that endorsed the 2015 agreement on the Iranian nuclear program.
“Implementing and respecting international law, commitments and treaties are among the humanitarian and political duties of all governments,” Rouhani said in a videoconference address to the inaugural ceremony of four industrial and mineral projects on Thursday.
“Therefore, we hope that they [US] will return to the rule of law so that we will be able to conduct our interactions, particularly in the trade sector, in the world under better circumstances,” he added.
He said the former “madman” at the White House waged war against the Iranian nation that was unprecedented in the history, referring to former US President Donald Trump.
Trump imagined that he could bring Iran to its knees by exercising pressure on the nation and forcing it to succumb, Rouhani added.
However, he said, American people and the current president of the country have realized that the former president was wrong,” expressing hope that “those mistakes will be compensated for as soon as possible, and the new US administration will submit to the law, regulations and [UN Security Council] Resolution 2231.”
Rouhani emphasized that Iran does not want the US to carry out illegal measures but only demands that it adheres to law.