President Rouhani remarked that "today is the day of national test for us, and the war we are in is [an] economic and propaganda war". He went on to claim that "White House rulers hatch plots against the Iranian nation's lives, and on the other hand they are always sending intermediaries for negotiation", elaborating that "not a fortnight goes by without a new message coming for us, saying 'we want negotiations here and there and that we want to resolve the issues'". "Which one should we believe?" Rouhani asked: "your soft message, or your brutal acts?"
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