Iran Weighs in on New US Foreign Policy Post Election

By Changiz M. Varzi, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News.

In reaction to the result of the US presidential election, President Hassan Rouhani (pictured) said Nov. 9 that Iran’s policies do not change because of changes taking place in the leadership of other countries.

“Our foreign policy is based on constructive interaction with the world and lifting the international sanctions on Iran. This is an irreversible path, and [due to that] our economic relations with other countries have expanded,” Rouhani said.

Regarding Iran’s nuclear deal with the world powers, Rouhani asserted that the agreement has been reflected in a UN Security Council Resolution and therefore is not a deal with a single country.

He also noted that Washington cannot continue spreading “Iranophobia” to win an international consensus against Iran.

“America’s position in the international community and world’s public opinion has been weakened because of wrong policies,” Rouhani said, adding, “This situation could become worse if the rift between the US and the global community increases.”

“The result of the election, its impacts and the US domestic instability will remain for a long time,” added Rouhani.

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