Iran President Hassan Rouhani: Donald Trump 'intellectually unstable'

The Iranian president championed a nuclear deal with the United States and five other major powers in 2015 that led to the lifting of most sanctions against Iran a year ago, in return for curbs on its nuclear programme. Luckily for Iran, Donald Trump has limited opportunities of signing any deal with Moscow due to the continuing accusations that members of his administration have ties with Russian Federation.

"Unfortunately, under the hostile and aggressive policies of the American statesmen, we are witnessing a renewed strengthening of terrorist groups in the region and miscalculation of the dictatorships which support these groups", Qassemi said. Bolstered by Iran, Assad has committed unspeakable crimes, and the United States has taken firm action in response to the use of banned chemical weapons by the Assad Regime - launching 59 tomahawk missiles at the Syrian air base from where that murderous attack originated.

Rouhani also said that he will fulfil all the promises he made to people in his campaigns.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan congratulated his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani over his recent election victory, according to a presidential source.

Rouhani further criticized the Saudi summit that Trump attended on Sunday, describing it as a "show-off" that "will not have any political and practical values". That is why, during his second term, Rouhani may have to settle with Iran's traditional alliance with Russian Federation and China. It's noteworthy that thanks to the regional cooperation, strengthened under Hassan Rouhani, Iranian military products reached new markets.

The president of Iran has hit back at Donald Trump, calling him "intellectually unstable". "I hope it can settle so that we can have a better judgement about those in Washington", Mr Rouhani said. "They should have polling stations in place for the people and let the rulers not be on a hereditary basis".

They achieved a relative success in nuclear talks, where they "negotiated with respect" with the representatives of the Iranian people, Rouhani added. The unelected Guardian Council of mullahs disqualified more than 1,600 candidates.

However, given Iran's complex governance structures, President Rouhani will have to tread carefully as his powers and those of the directly elected 290-member Parliament are constrained by the non-elected authorities.

In this context, the targeting of Iran as the principal enemy and the political and military bolstering of Saudi Arabia by the United States and its allies aggravate the challenges that the global community faces from Islamic extremism. He will have to focus on the benefits of the nuclear deal with the West. Relations with Saudi Arabia have to be improved removing Shia-Sunni differences.

Mr Trump began a trip to Israel on Monday by saying that it shared a "common cause" with its Arab neighbours in "the threat posed by Iran".

  • Leroy Wright