• US going through worst period in its history: President

President Hassan Rouhani says the United States is currently going through one of the darkest periods in its history both at home and on the international scene, where it has lost even the support of its traditional allies.

Addressing Wednesday's cabinet meeting, Rouhani said today, the situation in the United States' domestic politics greatly differs from the past, and that America is currently experiencing one of the worst eras in its history.

“Today, there are few researchers, intellectuals and experts in the US that share the same opinions as those in the White House, and some of them even explicitly refer to (American statesmen) as idiots,” he said. “This has rarely happened in US history.”

“Today, Washington's allies are not standing by it politically, and even its traditional partners are proudly distancing themselves from the US,” he added.

Rouhani also stressed that only a few “ill-famed” countries are currently supporting Washington.

“The US is today in its worst situation globally, and even international organizations such as UNESCO, the UN, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)  and the International Criminal Court do not approve of American policies.”

Referring to Washington’s stepped-up pressure campaign against Iran following its withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear deal, Rouhani said the Islamic Republic is facing an “unsolicited” economic war and dealing with parties that have no respect at all for international law.

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Sep 12, 2018 13:19 UTC
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