Trump withdrew unilaterally from the Iran Deal, aka Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), in May 2018 and imposed as he claimed the highest level of sanctions on Iran in November the same year.
Iran initiated proceedings with the International Court of Justice in The Hague demanding dlrs 200 billion reparations for the damages US inflicted on Iran by the unlawful and arbitrary sanctions in total disregard of the UN Security Council Resolution 2231.
US refused to heed the ICJ Provisional Measures not to damage the Iranian economy further.
Referring to the situation in Washington on the eve of Biden’s inauguration, President Rouhani said, “You see, on Wednesday, the day of the inauguration of the new president, Washington DC has become a military barracks. All these armed forces came to establish the security of this city. This is one of the fruits of Trump’s clumsy work.”
“America’s political isolation is one of Trump’s legacy,” he added, saying, “The United States was left alone in its policies. Where he worked against Palestine, he was left alone. When he left the JCPOA, he was left alone. He was left alone in international organizations.”
“Two years ago, he chaired the Security Council and called on Security Council leaders to condemn the JCPOA, but all Security Council leaders opposed him,” Rouhani added.
“Whenever he opposed Iran and the JCPOA and Resolution 2231, he was defeated,” he noted.
Iranian President went on to say, “We have never seen a president in the United States explicitly admit to assassinating a major military commander in another country and then officially announce that I ordered the assassination.”
“We saw a stupid terrorist in history. State terrorism took place in the history of the White House, and so did Trump,” he added.
“Today will be the end of the political life of this man, a man who oppressed and violated the law, regulations, and obligations during these 4 years,” Rouhani highlighted.
“Today, we expect those in power in the White House to return to the rule of law. Of course, if they return to the law, our answer will be positive,” he added.
He noted, “It became clearer to the world and our nation that the policy of maximum pressure and economic terrorism against Iran has failed 100%.”
- source : IRNA