In a meeting with members of the Majlis on Monday, President Rouhani said "The influence of the talks between Iran and the US has been so positive that a committee for friendship with Iran is going to be launched in the US Congress, in which case your job in the Majlis will also grow much more serious,” Mehr News Agency reports.
Lawmaker Abed Fattahi providing comments on the joint government-Majlis session and the president’s report on his conversation with Barack Obama said "In this call the Iranian nuclear case and the need for sanctions to be removed were discussed.”
"Rouhani also provided comments on the question about the Holocaust, which was asked by a foreign reporter, having said that he is not a historicist and that the Holocaust has nothing to do with us,” Fattahi further said.
He added that Rouhani had maintained that the White House had frequently called the Iranian officials for a face-to-face meeting. "US flexibility on the Middle East is much greater than that of the EU,” Ruhani had said, according to Fattahi.
He also reported the president as pointing to the country’s economic status saying "It has been 45 days since the administration took the country’s economic helm. The economy is much worse than you might think. The economic growth is highly negative, inflation is 39 percent, and we must do things in order to win public trust.”