Iran's regional status has never been stronger: Rouhani

Iran's regional status has never been stronger: Rouhani
Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:55:18

President Hassan Rouhani stated Mon. Donald Trump’s threats against Iran indicates that the country’s government and its people have chosen the right path.

(MNA) -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said other than a fabricated regime and a few small countries, the whole world is against the US President’s stance toward the landmark Iran nuclear deal, which is unprecedented in history. 

"The greatness of the nation of Iran in the region is more than at any other time," Rouhani said in a speech in Tehran, carried by the state broadcaster.During his speech, he also touched upon Iran’s weapon arsenal, stressing on its resemblance to that of all countries of the world. “Iran's defense doctrine is deterence, and we want nothing beyond that. Our military might must be capable of deterring threats. Voicing concerns over Iran’s presence in the region and its defense power is merely an escape forward for the US,” he added.

Pointing to the conditions of Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and the oppressed people of Yemen, the Iranian president asserted that Arrogance and US' hegemony can never triumph.

He further stressed that without Iran’s involvement, it is impossible to make a significant improvement in the situation of Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, North Africa and the Persian Gulf.

"In Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, northern Africa, in the Persian Gulf region -- where can action be taken without Iran?" Rouhani added.

(Photo: AFP)

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