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Iran: Rouhani praises friendship with EU and Russia, calls for united front against US02:52

Iran: Rouhani praises friendship with EU and Russia, calls for united front against US

Iran, Islamic Republic of, Tehran
October 27, 2018 at 19:01 GMT +00:00 · Published

Iran should work with its "friends" like Russia and the EU and it should should unite against the "enemy" of the US, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in an address to the Iranian Parliament in Tehran on Saturday.

"If this time last year, we had stated that the US would stand against the great Iranian nation and Europe would stand with Iran and against America, the overwhelming majority of us would have said that this was pure optimism," stressed Rouhani.

The remarks came following the opposition of many countries including the EU and Russia against the US decision to leave the Iran nuclear deal [JCPOA] in May, with Washington re-imposing sanctions on Iran.

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

Iran: Rouhani praises friendship with EU and Russia, calls for united front against US02:52
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Iran should work with its "friends" like Russia and the EU and it should should unite against the "enemy" of the US, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in an address to the Iranian Parliament in Tehran on Saturday.

"If this time last year, we had stated that the US would stand against the great Iranian nation and Europe would stand with Iran and against America, the overwhelming majority of us would have said that this was pure optimism," stressed Rouhani.

The remarks came following the opposition of many countries including the EU and Russia against the US decision to leave the Iran nuclear deal [JCPOA] in May, with Washington re-imposing sanctions on Iran.

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

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