Situation in Iran to Improve Without U.S. Talks
IRAN NEWS POLITICAL DESK
TEHRAN – President Hassan Rouhani expressed optimism about improving conditions in the country, dismissing the idea of negotiations with the U.S.
Addressing a cabinet session on Wednesday, Rouhani said his administration has the feeling that the situation in Iran will improve in future.
“When we say the situation will improve, some may think that we mean negotiations with the US. No, that’s not true,” the president added.
He noted that the new U.S. administration is expected to respect the rules, saying the atmosphere of threat created by the rogue administration of Donald Trump would shift towards opportunities.
Highlighting Iran’s success in inflicting defeats on the U.S. government in the political and legal arenas in the past three years, Rouhani said Washington’s economic plots to create famine in Iran and upset the country’s domestic security with the use of sanctions have also ended in failure.
The president also reiterated that the next U.S. administration has no option but to return to law and surrender to the Iranian nation.
“Everybody, from (U.S.) Democrats to Republicans, have realized the fact that the U.S.’ maximum pressure on Iran has failed,” the president concluded.
Rouhani also said that he hoped that the lockdown on cities categorized as red zones would lead to refreshment of the medical personnel.
Medical personnel are under pressure of relentless services in coronavirus pandemic, so the lockdown will create an opportunity for them to be refreshed, President Rouhani said at the cabinet session held in Tehran this morning.
On November 14, Rouhani announced that new restrictions will be imposed across the country as of November 21 to cope with the pandemic.
There is no shortage of medical equipment in the country; meanwhile, these are nine months that medical teams have been working, and now they need to rest and be refreshed, the President noted.
Since its outbreak in December 2019, the coronavirus pandemic has killed over 1,340,000 worldwide, while the number of the dead in Iran has passed 42,000.
The sole way to tackle the deadly virus is to observe the health protocols and social distancing, the President stressed.
He further described the lockdown as a social warning that tells all to be responsible for their safety and duties as the virus is at new phase.
The President had already said that the aim behind the restrictions is to give people a real view and touch of the critical situation and make them change lifestyle and breeze through the condition with possible minimum loss.
Speaking about the present situation in the country at the pandemic, the President said the future will be better.
Some think that when it is talked of the better conditions, it means negotiations with the US will be held, said the President while rejecting connection between the two issues.
He said that today the atmosphere of threat has been changed into opportunity.
He added that during the past three years [after the maximum pressure imposed on Iran by the U.S. President Donald Trump], the country has been under economic war and economic terrorism.