Iranian president calls relations with USA 'a curvy road'


Also Monday, the foreign ministers of France and Germany said their countries want to work with Iran following Rouhani's re-election but are pressing Tehran to keep to the nuclear deal and to help de-escalate Mideast conflicts.

Rouhani won the presidential election back in 2013 with only 51 percent of the vote. "It is a government that speaks openly of mass murder, vowing the destruction of Israel, death to America, and ruin for many leaders and nations in this room".

The 68-year-old incumbent secured a commanding lead of 57 percent.

Iran's newly re-elected President Hassan Rouhani took barbed swipes at the USA and its ally Saudi Arabia on Monday, hitting back at both a day after President Donald Trump used his first foreign trip to the kingdom to call for further isolation of Iran.

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL), which closely monitors the Iranian regime's promotion of antisemitism and Holocaust denial, said that Rouhani's re-election compelled the United States and the worldwide community to "be vigilant".

Although considered a moderate by Iranian standards, Rouhani was nonetheless the favorite pick for those seeking more liberal reforms in the conservative Islamic Republic.

"They are there to encourage Sunni Saudi Arabia's thirst for war against Shia Iran and its allies". A tightening of restrictions in 2012 cut into its crude exports.

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Women have boosted their presence on councils in many parts of the country, doubling their number in the capital.

Exports have risen to about 2.5 million barrels a day since then, Bijan Namdar Zanganeh, the oil minister, said on May 6 at a Tehran conference. Rouhani hasn't said yet if he'll retain the same cabinet for his second term.

Atambayev expressed his confidence that Iran will score great success under the leadership of Hassan Rouhani, and assured of his readiness to continue joint efforts on improving relations between Kyrgyzstan and Iran.

Rouhani's political foes have less interest in blocking the new contract now that he's won a new term, said Sara Vakhshouri, president of Washington, D.C. -based consultant SVB Energy.

He was less flattering in his assessment of the Trump administration so far. Under the agreement, Iran accepted to put limitations on its program in exchange for the removal of nuclear-related sanctions imposed against Tehran.

"From Lebanon to Iraq to Yemen, Iran funds, arms, and trains terrorists, militias, and other extremist groups that spread destruction and chaos across the region", Trump said. That would "make it even more complicated for Trump to try to renegotiate the nuclear deal", Nuseibeh said.

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