Reformists sweep Tehran municipal vote as Rouhani wins Iran

He said Iran does not need permission of the United States to technically test a missile.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has warned his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump, that regional stability can not be achieved without Tehran's help.

Trump noted: "The Iranian regime's longest suffering victims are its own people". Our missiles exist for peace.

The nuclear agreement Mr Rouhani's government reached with global powers in 2015, under which most worldwide sanctions have been lifted in return for Iran curbing its nuclear programme, is likely to remain safe.

"[Terrorists] do not worship god, they worship death", he said at a summit with leaders from more than 50 Muslim-majority nations.

'Who can say regional stability can be restored without Iran?

The direct evolution of residential projects in Tehran is indicative of a powerful metamorphosis of life and culture within Iran's capital city as it charges into the 21st century.

"Who can say the region will experience total stability without Iran?" he said at a news conference.

"You can't solve terrorism just by giving your money to a superpower", Rouhani added, referencing Trump's $110 billion defense deal with Saudi Arabia".

Iranians said "yes" to moderation, reason and wisdom at the latest presidential election, said Iranian president Hassan Rouhani, who was re-elected on May 19. "There is no doubt in this", he said, while noting Iran was still forming its judgement of the Trump administration.

In response to a question on the latest arms deal between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia, he said, "Saudi Arabia has spent several 100 million dollars for deals before".

"In many conflicts in the region, Iran plays a hard role, especially in Iraq and Syria", Mr Gabriel told a news conference with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian. But he understands that Iran's best hope rests on reintegration into the region and the world and the best - if not only - way to achieve that aim is to respect global law and norms.

"Who fought against the terrorists? I hope that the USA administration think about the interests of the American people, regardless of the fact that they are not thinking about the interests of other nations".

But there is a gap between Iran's older, ruling clerics and the ambitions of its people, as was made clear when Iranians came out in force to dance and protest in the streets this weekend, breaking Islamic rules and political taboos, in celebration of Rouhani's re-election.

He called on Iran to play "constructive" role on the path of freedom, justice and peace. At the same time, the US imposed new sanctions on Iran's ballistic missile program and said it was continuing to review Iran's adherence to the 2015 nuclear accord.

  • Zachary Reyes