Iran ready for talks 'toward peace' with Arab states

Rouhani's political foes have less interest in blocking the new contract now that he's won a new term, said Sara Vakhshouri, president of Washington, D.C. -based consultant SVB Energy. Trump has threatened to try to renegotiate the deal.

"We know what we are doing", Rouhani told CBS News correspondent Elizabeth Palmer. "Power should not pass on through inheritance, but through elections", he said. He went to a country whose people haven't even seen ballot boxes and elections don't have any meaning for them.

Asked about the possibility of direct talks with the USA over the mutual issues, the Iranian President said that "we are waiting for the United States new administration to settle, so that we could have accurate view about the ruling group in Washington".

"Unfortunately, Americans have always made mistakes in our region", Rouhani said.

Years of global sanctions throttled investment in Iran, once OPEC's second-largest producer, and stunted its economy.

However, as Alavi reveals the Regime is merely trying to make themselves seem like more of a threat than they actually are.

Speaking after Trump's two-day visit to Riyadh, Rouhani said, "This summit was a show and had no political value". I hope one day Saudi Arabia also drives its national strength through elections. "They should have polling stations in place for the people and let the rulers not be on a hereditary basis".

Mohammad Bagher Nobakht, a spokesman for the Regime, told reporters on Tuesday: "The Iranian nation has made a decision to be powerful". That's when Saudi Arabia executed a prominent Shiite cleric and protesters in Iran attacked two of the kingdom's diplomatic posts.

Gulf Arab countries long have been suspicious about Iran, from the United Arab Emirates' long-running dispute over Tehran seizing several Persian Gulf islands in 1971 to Bahrain's simmering anger over a 1981 coup attempt it blamed on the newly formed Islamic Republic.

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif also hit out at the U.S. in a series of sarcastic tweets on Monday.

Asserting that unity and consensus is the solution against the terrorism, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said that terrorism is now on the path to eradication, although there is a lot to be done in this respect.

"Iran must never be allowed to possess a nuclear weapon - never ever - and (it) must cease its deadly funding, training and equipping of terrorists and militias", Mr Trump said in Jerusalem.

Speaking after meeting Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, Trump said the USA and Israel faced "common threats - from [Islamic State] and other terrorist groups, to countries like Iran that sponsor terrorism and fund and foment awful violence". "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, repeating Iran's commonly expressed stance on the programme. They threaten and mock the United States, our leaders, and our allies, and they expect us to roll with it.

Dr Rouhani also talked about Tehran-Moscow relations in the field of strengthening peace and stability and also combatting terrorism, especially in Syria, adding: "Develop this cooperation with Syria is very important and we welcome the continuation of these trilateral cooperation between Iran, Russia and Syria, and we are determined to continue it".

  • Leroy Wright