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Rouhani: Trump lacks means to pressure Iran

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says the United States is no longer able to isolate and pressure Iran.

In his first televised interview since being inaugurated for a second term, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani dismissed his American counterpart’s effort to kill the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

In response to a question about his assessment of US President Donald Trump, Rouhani, whose government reached a deal on Iran’s nuclear program with the six world powers in 2015, said Aug. 29, “This is a hard question. Americans themselves and their politicians cannot answer that. Even Mr. Trump’s fellow Republicans cannot answer that.” Noting “shaky” US government policy, Rouhani added, “This can be in our interest in that the US is experiencing the hardest time in building a consensus against Iran.”

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