President Rouhani described the Trump administration as "the most vengeful government towards Iran, Iranians and the Islamic Republic" since the 1979 revolution. "They have started their work against the Iranian nation with a psychological war", Rouhani stated, "and economic war is their mid-term goal. Waging war against the efficiency of the system is their third goal and delegitimisation of the system is their ultimate goal". He went on to add that Iran "will withdraw from the [nuclear[ deal whenever we want to... [the] JCPOA staying in place or not is not important; what is important is our national interests and national security".
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