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President Rouhani

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani expressed optimism about improving conditions in the country, dismissing the idea of negotiations with the US.
Addressing a cabinet session on Wednesday, Rouhani said his administration has the feeling that the situation in Iran will improve in future.

“When we say the situation will improve, some may think that we mean negotiations with the US. No, that’s not true,” the president added.

He noted that the new US administration is expected to respect the rules, saying the atmosphere of threat created by the rogue administration of Donald Trump would shift towards opportunities.

Highlighting Iran’s success in inflicting defeats on the US government in the political and legal arenas in the past three years, Rouhani said Washington’s economic plots to create famine in Iran and upset the country’s domestic security with the use of sanctions have also ended in failure.

The president also reiterated that the next US administration has no option but to return to law and surrender to the Iranian nation.

“Everybody, from (US) Democrats to Republicans, have realized the fact that the US’ maximum pressure on Iran has failed,” the president concluded.

Earlier this month, Rouhani said his administration has already made its economic decisions irrespective of the result of the US presidential election.

Iranian authorities say the new American administration must compensate the Islamic Republic for the losses that its predecessor has inflicted on the Iranian people before being allowed to rejoin the 2015 nuclear deal.