Rouhani says regional stability impossible without Iran

Jon Alterman, a senior vice president at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said Iran's willingness to meddle in the Middle East also requires Trump to consider this: "How do you escape a dynamic whereby Iran keeps doing cheap, asymmetrical things that force you to do expensive things?"

Rouhani also criticised Iran's arch-foe Saudi Arabia over its lack of democracy, urging Riyadh to allow its people to decide their country's fate through free elections. In February, just two weeks after taking office, the Trump administration sanctioned more than two dozen people and companies in retaliation for a ballistic missile test, warning it had put the Islamic Republic "on notice".

Rouhani said in a press conference in the presence of over 300 domestic and foreign reporters in Tehran on Monday.

He said the US and its allies "should know that Iran is a democratic, stable and powerful country" and that it promoted "peace, good neighborliness, and the creation of a world opposed to violence and extremism".

In fight against terrorism, giving money of a nation to a superpower doesn't solve the problem, Rouhani added.

Rouhani was re-elected in a landslide win Friday, after his first term saw a major nuclear arms deal with world powers in 2015. Iran has a rich history and culture, but the people of Iran have endured hardship and despair under their leaders' reckless pursuit of conflict and terror.

Far from it, Qassemi claims, describing Iran as "a democratic, stable and powerful country".

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He also slammed a recent summit in Riyadh, attended also by the United States president, as a theatrical gathering without any political or practical insight.

He added: "I hope one day Saudi Arabia chooses this path".

France has said it backs Trump's call to strengthen the monitoring of the deal, but that it is committed to implementing it, including the lifting of sanctions. "We want to see deeds, not words" from Iran, he said. Saudi Arabia immediately cut diplomatic ties and other Sunni Arab countries in the Gulf have taken a harder line on Iran since.

Trump repeatedly has criticized Iran in speeches on his first foreign trip.

Only last month the president certified to Congress that Iran is living up to the deal, but he also sent Secretary of State Tillerson to Tehran with sharp criticisms of its behavior and an assessment that it's unlikely the Obama deal will meet its goals.

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