Speaking on Tuesday morning at a parliament meeting for discussing vote of confidence to his suggested ministers of Education and Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism, President Hassan Rouhani said, “The world and United States’ point of view towards Iran has changed in the past 16 months and the US found out that Iranian nation will not yield to pressures”.
Stating that, “Our people’s strong faith and high cause disrupted the enemies’ calculations,” he said, “The world and United States’ point of view towards Iran has changed in the past 16 months”.
“In the Imposed War [with Iraq], the two then superpowers, the United States and the Soviet Union, stood by the enemies of the Iranian nation and did not think that the Iranian nation could win the war alone,” he said.
The President continued, “In the Second Imposed War, which is propaganda and economic war, our nation will be victorious”.
“It is for the first time that US has been left alone in his plot against a nation,” he said, adding, “Iran has won over the United States in all political and legal fields”.
He added, “Today, the United Stats and its disciples, an ominous illegitimate regime and a couple of small countries are alone and the Iranian nation sees itself alongside nations of the world and even major states”.
The President of the Islamic Republic of Iran also went on to say, “If 4+1 used the opportunity to live up to its commitments, we would do the same”.
He continued, “The wise act by the Supreme Leader to form Supreme Council of Economic Coordination had many positive points for the country”.
Dr Rouhani added, “Parliament members are the main supporters of the government”.
Stating that the producer price index has fallen to 0.7%, the President said, “The currency market is relatively stable and the capital market is promising”.
“Licensing and industrial workshops’ activities have increased by about 20 per cent,” he said, adding, “Entering the Eurasian Economic Union facilitates our regional trade”.
He also went on to say, “Agreement with economic partners to trade with national currencies weakens the dollar”.
“Despite sanctions, we inaugurated 14 South Pars phases and 15 petrochemical phases,” continued Rouhani, adding, “We consider resistance and diplomacy as complementary”.
The President also said, “After one year of strategic patience, we began the policy of reducing our tensions.”.
He added, “We continued reducing our JCPOA commitments; we also continued negotiation with countries that are close to us like China and Russia and other European countries”.
“If Europe fulfils an important part of its commitments, we may reconsider our commitments’ reduction, or else, we will definitely take the third step,” continued President Rouhani.
He added, “Of course, the further steps we take forward, settling the issue will be harder and more complicated, but since our steps are capable of returning back to the first point, this will not take a long time”.
Stating that, “If they buy our oil and Iran takes the money, we will witness other conditions,” he said, “If we do not reach a final agreement until Thursday, we will announce the third step of reducing our commitments”.
The President continued, “We have said it many times, and say it again that we have no decision for bilateral negotiations with the United States”, saying, “If the United States lifts all sanctions, it can enter the 5+1 negotiations like before”.
“Of course, some invitations have been made by many parties, but our response has always been negative and we have no other response to such invitations. A bilateral negotiations with the United States is not basically and principally the case”.