Tehran 0
1 June 2019

President Rouhani opined that “we have to rely on whatever strengthens hope, spirits and will power in people. If we stand up to the United States with hope, we will win the war”. “The enemy who was saying last year that its goal was to eliminate the system of the Islamic Republic of Iran today is explicitly saying that it has nothing to do with the system … [and] it is not going to enter a war”, Rouhani indicated. He went on to assert that “we follow logic and negotiation with whoever comes to the table with respect and within the framework of international regulations, not those who order negotiation”.

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