Biden admin. should try to right Trump’s wrongs
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says that Iran hopes the new US administration will decry the wrong policies and terrorist actions of President Trump against the Islamic Republic and make up for them.
During a cabinet meeting in Tehran on Wednesday, Rouhani stated that the Iranian nation has succeeded in two sacred defenses; the first one against the 1980s Iraq-imposed war, and the other against the tough economic war during the tragic era of Trumpism.
He thanks Iranians for stepping up their resistance during the past three years, adding that “one of the great manifestations of the Iranian nation’s victory and the enemy’s definitive defeat in this economic war is the end of the Trumpism era.”
President Rouhani also lashed out at former US President Trump for committing “the worst crimes in American history against independent nations, especially those of Iran and Palestine.”
“This person committed inhuman, terrorist and cruel acts against the Iranian nation even during the coronavirus pandemic, and increased the pressure on our country day by day to the extent that the ruling team in the White House objected to a bid by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to grant [Iran] a $5-billion loan to be spent on medical needs and the fight against the coronavirus,” he remarked.
The next US administration, he added, will have to work hard to compensate for all the wrong moves that tarnished America’s image.
“We hope that the next US administration will, as its first steps, explicitly condemn Trump’s policies towards Iran along with its anti-human rights and terrorist acts, and will [work to] make up for the wrong policies pursued by the previous administration over the past four years,” he noted.
“As we have repeatedly emphasized, the policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran is commitment for commitment, action for action, tension reduction for tension reduction, respect for respect and international obligations for international obligations. If there is such a will in the future rulers of the United States, I think it will be very easy to solve the problem,” he added.
He also emphasized that Tehran and Washington can both decide and return to the place they were back in January 20, 2017, when Donald Trump took office.
US president-elect Biden has indicated willingness to return his country to the historic JCPOA accord as a starting point for subsequent negotiations.