Rouhani says Iran's ballistic missile program will continue

Iran's moderate President Hassan Rouhani secured his re-election Saturday morning in a vote that has major significance for the country's relatio...

The results of presidential election in Iran showed that Armenia-Iran joint decisions have great prospects to come into force.

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

Iran and Saudi Arabia are fighting multiple proxy wars in the Middle East, most notably in Yemen and Syria.

Trump has chose to strike friendship with the Sunni world and denounce Iran, headquarters of the Shia sect.

Qassemi said "Washington was reinvigorating terrorists in the region by its hostile policies and should stop selling arms to unsafe terrorists".

Sunday, Trump delivered a speech in Saudi Arabia, pushing for Muslim unity in the fight against terrorism, which he called "a battle between good and evil". "In less than 48 hours, the USA president, with his groundless statements against Iran, tried to spread his anti-Iran policy even more and to persuade regional countries to buy American weapons", said Qasemi, stressing that the misleading positions of United States government officials, their actions and destructive steps are aimed against the peoples of the region who are struggling to determine their fates.

Speaking at his first news conference since winning a second term in Friday's presidential election in Iran, Mr Rouhani dismissed the summit as "just a show". "When they attacked Afghanistan (and) Iraq, when they made sanctions against Iran". The creation of Syunik free economic zone must be also made as soon as possible.

"In this election, more than 41 million people voted, while about 4 million were still in the lines and did not have a chance to vote".

The election victory will see President Rouhani serve a second presidential term, having ascended to the office for the first time in 2013.

Iranian municipal councils choose mayors and decide on budgets and development projects.

This didn't happen, in part was because Iran's biggest trade deals were created to benefit state-controlled industries and firms affiliated with the Revolutionary Guards, who control a large chunk of the Iranian economy. Our missiles are for peace and for defence ...

At the Tehran press conference, Rouhani also defended Iran's ballistic missile program, something heavily criticized by the Trump administration. If Ebrahim Raisi - a hard-line conservative and former prosecutor general who is skeptical about the effect of the accord - had won the presidency, Iran would have gone back to adopting an anti-U.S. stance, likely making it inevitable for tensions to escalate once again. American officials should know that whenever we need to technically test a missile, we will do so and will not wait for their permission, ' Rouhani said.

  • Zachary Reyes