Rouhani slams Trump for cruelty to Iranians

Tasnim – Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani lashed out at his American counterpart for taking the most vicious actions against the Iranian people and violating the JCPOA.

Addressing a cabinet session on Sunday, Rouhani hammered the incumbent US president for committing the worst crimes against the Iranian nation.

He said Donald Trump’s move to pull the US out of the JCPOA and impose illegal sanctions on Iran was a violation of not only the rights of Iranians, but also a multilateral agreement with several other countries.

Slamming the US government as a bully and violator of the international law, the president hailed the Foreign Ministry for its diplomatic efforts and derided the US’ humiliating failure in its push to extend a UN arms embargo on Iran.

The US suffered an embarrassing diplomatic defeat on Friday when the United Nations Security Council rejected a proposal to indefinitely extend the arms embargo on Iran.

The embargo on conventional arms is due to expire on October 18 under the terms of a resolution that blessed the Iran nuclear deal, signed in July 2015 and officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).