TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - Addressing a Tuesday session of the Supreme Council of Cultural Revolution in Tehran, President Rouhani praised the Iranian nation for its unified and decisive response to US President Donald Trump’s sharp language against the Islamic Republic.
Slamming Trump’s speech as a “rehash of baseless and worn-out accusations”, the president said the Iranian nation’s internal unity and hope on the one hand, and the international community’s support for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and cooperation with Tehran on the other hand would “force the US administration’s political authorities to withdraw and reconsider their policies.”
He also noted that Iran’s economy has become so stable that the market situation in the country remains calm and unaffected by the foreign pressures.
After months of anticipation, Trump on Friday said his administration “cannot and will not” certify Iran's compliance with the JCPOA, the nuclear agreement between Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany), to Congress, as he set out a new strategy for dealing with Iran.
He also said that his new strategy begins with imposing tough sanctions on the IRGC, accusing Iran of “proliferation of missiles and weapons that threaten its neighbor's global trade and freedom of navigation.”
Following the speech, Iranians took to the social media to criticize Trump, mocking his “ridiculous” speech and threats.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif also released several posts in his Twitter account to remind the US president of Iran’s internal unity, saying, “Today, Iranians--boys, girls, men, women--are ALL IRGC; standing firm with those who defend us & the region against aggression & terror.”