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Iran: US seeks to change regime by undermining legitimacy – Rouhani02:06

Iran: US seeks to change regime by undermining legitimacy – Rouhani

Iran, Islamic Republic of, Tehran
October 14, 2018 at 13:44 GMT +00:00 · Published

Washington is seeking to diminish the legitimacy of Iran’s political system to make way for regime change in the country, according to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani as he spoke at the University of Tehran on Sunday.

"When they say getting rid of, 'regime change' in their own words, how does regime change happen? Through reducing legitimacy," said Rouhani, addressing officials and academic figures in a ceremony marking the start of the new academic year in Iran.

Rouhani added that there has not been a US administration with such a 'grudge' against Iran for the last forty years.

Tensions have been building up between Iran and the US over the latter’s unilateral withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal [JCPOA] in May, with Washington re-imposing sanctions on Iran.

The next round of sanctions are expected in November when US is planning introduce provisional measures on Iran’s oil industry.

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Washington is seeking to diminish the legitimacy of Iran’s political system to make way for regime change in the country, according to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani as he spoke at the University of Tehran on Sunday.

"When they say getting rid of, 'regime change' in their own words, how does regime change happen? Through reducing legitimacy," said Rouhani, addressing officials and academic figures in a ceremony marking the start of the new academic year in Iran.

Rouhani added that there has not been a US administration with such a 'grudge' against Iran for the last forty years.

Tensions have been building up between Iran and the US over the latter’s unilateral withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal [JCPOA] in May, with Washington re-imposing sanctions on Iran.

The next round of sanctions are expected in November when US is planning introduce provisional measures on Iran’s oil industry.

RESTRICTIONS: NO Access Israel Media/Persian Language TV Stations Outside Iran/Strictly No Access BBC Persian/VOA Persian/Manoto-1 TV

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