Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says Tehran and Washington will move away from an atmosphere of threat and progress towards further opportunities with Joe Biden in the White House.
“We feel the country’s situation will be better in the future,” Rouhani said in a weekly cabinet session on Wednesday.
“Some think when we say things will get better, we mean [we are going to hold] negotiation with the US; no, that’s not true,” he added.
Rouhani said the incoming US administration itself will return the situation to a rule-based one.
“With the conditions expected to be created in the future, we will move away from the atmosphere of threat created by this rogue government [of Donald Trump], and will move toward an atmosphere of opportunities,” he added.
The Iranian president said a government of bullying confronted Iran in the past few years through its economic war, economic siege, and economic terrorism.
“The US managed to pressure the Iranian nation in the economic sector, and our people faced problems. But still they failed to achieve their main goal, which was to create famine in the country and disrupt our national security,” he added.
He described the US administration as a criminal and terrorist one, criticizing those who glorify the American government in preparation for their own campaign in Iran’s 2021 presidential election.
He urged them not to ignore the realities and avoid glorifying the US for free.