In his latest tactical move for his policy of engagement, President Rouhani has expressed gratitude to the Supreme Leader for public support of Rouhani’s trip to New York and the United Nations.
At a Cabinet meeting on Sunday, Rouhani thanked Ayatollah Khamenei and assured, “In its moving forward, the administration will tread based on national interests and the Leader’s guidelines.”
On Saturday, the Supreme Leader negotiated between Rouhani’s pursuit of discussions with the US and other powers, including on the nuclear issue, and the opposition of the Revolutionary Guards.
Khamenei said “We support the government’s diplomatic drive…because we trust the administration”; however, he added, “However, some of the things that happened during the New York trip were not appropriate, because we believe the US government is untrustworthy, arrogant and irrational, and one that reneges on its promises,”
Rouhani reassured that he will maintain Iran’s core demands, saying that his Government will “defend the nuclear rights of the Iranian nation with all its power and will not spare any effort to remove cruel sanctions” led by the US.
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