Rouhani starts second term in Iran, asks Europe not to side with Trump

#InsideIran President Hassan Rouhani was decisively re-elected in May after assuring to open Iran to the world and develop more jobs

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran, Iran (AFP)

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who is being sworn in for a 2nd four-year term on Saturday, has accused the United States of trying to undermine Tehran’s nuclear handle world powers, and advised European nations not to side with Washington.Rouhani, who was decisively re-elected in May after promising to open Iran to the world and develop more jobs, will take the oath of office before parliament in Tehran in the existence of dignitaries including senior European figures.”The US’s repeated infractions of its commitments and the new sanctions it troubled Iran have actually left a negative impact on Iran’s popular opinion, and can hinder execution of the nuclear deal,”Rouhani was priced estimate as saying by Tasnim news company in advance of the ceremony.The offer he championed with the United States and five other major powers in 2015 caused the lifting of

many sanctions against Iran in return for curbs on its nuclear programme.Rouhani has actually magnified efforts to safeguard the offer, the greatest accomplishment of his first term, against Washington’s return to an aggressive Iran policy since US President Donald Trump took workplace previously this year.The SENATE enacted late July to enforce brand-new sanctions on Iran, Russia and North Korea. The sanctions target Iran’s rockets programme as well as human rights issues.Iran has said the new United States sanctions break the terms of the nuclear deal and has actually sworn a”proportional “reaction.In a meeting with European foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini in Tehran, Rouhani stated the existence of senior European dignitaries at his swearing-in event showed that Europe was identified to broaden ties with Tehran regardless of United States pressures.Tasnim also quoted Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif as stating in his meeting with Mogherini:” Mr Trump is attempting to damage the nuclear accord at Iran’s expenditure, and Europe ought to understand this.”Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior adviser to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, likewise asked Europe to”take a more independent policy towards Iran “state media reported.Ceremony Other top foreign authorities present at Rouhani’s swearing-in event will consist of French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, State Secretary at the German Foreign Ministry Michael Roth, and British Minister of State for the Middle East and North Africa Alistair Burt.Security in the capital has been increased to the greatest level, the authorities said, 2 months after gunmen linked

to the Islamic State group assaulted the parliament and the mausoleum of the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, eliminating 17 people.Rouhani’s deputy stated on Wednesday that Rouhani would keep on 2 essential ministers for his second term: Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh, who is mainly credited with closing a handle

the French oil significant Overall, and Foreign Minister Zarif, Iran’s lead mediator in the nuclear agreement.The powers of the elected president are limited by those of the unelected Supreme Leader, who outranks him, however the scale of Rouhani’s

victory can give the pragmatist president a strong mandate.However, analysts say Rouhani might struggle to make a significant impact given honing divisions in the double clerical-republican power structure in Iran, and Trump’s aggressive policy versus Tehran.While he spoke much about females’s rights during his campaign, Rouhani is not anticipated

to select any women for his cabinet.He also has a financial obligation to pay to reformists who put their weight behind his election project.


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