Iran: Rouhani hits back at Trump, pledging to continue ballistic missile enrichment

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani Monday responded to US President Donald Trump’s bash on Iran pointing out that the US will never prevent Iran from continuing its ballistic missile program.

“The Iranian nation has decided to be powerful. Our missiles are for peace and for defence … 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 was quoted by the Iranian TV as saying.

The 68-year old re-elected President also picked on Washington arguing that it failed in all its attempts to isolate Iran.

“Americans resorted to many different methods against Iran but failed in all … We are waiting for the new government to find stability and continuity in its policies,” he said.

“The problem is that the Americans do not know our region and those who advise U.S. officials are misleading them,” he added.

US President Donald Trump who is on his maiden international visit, criticized, during his Riyadh stop, Iran for creating disorder in the region and blamed it for supporting terrorism.

Rouhani, known as pragmatist and reformist has engaged his country in foreign policy changes.

In 2015, he brought his country to sign a deal with world powers, providing for curbing Iran’s nuclear program and lifting economic sanctions on Tehran.

Short URL: http://me-confidential.com/?p=15942

Posted by on May 23 2017. Filed under Headlines, World News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

Recently Commented

  • Badia Ouadi: What about the 20/20 vision for tourism which HRH has endorsed Himself? There are hundreds of western...
  • Achraf: Wise words from a wise king. And dont forget to work hand in hand. Stability Will be à important factor
  • Mehmet: Erdogan and the Turkish government become more pathetic and miserable and unrealistic day by day.
  • Telh: Israel should take a leaf out of their book.
  • Gemma: Well on this task Jordan gets a big fat F! We need to find a more competent custodian before Al Aqsa is lost...