With Joe Biden projected as winner of the U.S. 2020 presidential election, President Rouhani remarked that “now is the time for the next administration of the U.S. to make up for past mistakes and return to the path of adherence to international obligations and respecting global regulations… Iran has always adhered to its obligations if all other parties do so in a responsible manner, and we consider constructive interaction with the world as our strategy”. Rouhani also urged “the promotion of security and development in the region in the shadow of cooperation and synergy between Iran and its neighbours, and to follow the path of stability and economic growth of the country”. Relatedly, Foreign Minister Javad Zarif tweeted: “A sincere message to our neighbours: Trump’s gone in 70 days but we’ll remain here forever. Betting on outsiders to provide security is never a good gamble. We extend our hand to our neighbours for dialog to resolve differences”.
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