President Hassan Rouhani says Democrat will help reboot economy of Islamic Republic
Iran’s leader, President Hassan Rouhani, has said he has “no doubt” that Joe Biden will “bow” down before the Iranian regime and help the Islamic Republic boost its economy.
Rouhani celebrated the prospect of a Joe Biden administration on Thursday, insisting that the former vice president will rejoin the 2015 nuclear deal negotiated by Barack Obama.
The Iranian leader claimed that Biden will remove President Donald Trump’s sanctions on Iran’s economy while embracing appeasement across the Middle East.
He hailed Iran’s “heroic national resistance” for forcing the United States into submission.
The comments follow those of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei who also backed the swift resumption of Iran’s commitments under the deal if America ends the sanctions.
“I have no doubt that the heroic national resistance of Iran is going to compel the future U.S. government to bow … and the sanctions will be broken,” Rouhani said Thursday.
The Washington Post reports the remarks were made at the inauguration of several infrastructure projects, where he spoke via video conference.
On Wednesday, Khamenei had said in a televised address if U.S. sanctions “can be lifted in a correct, wise, Iranian-Islamic [and] dignified manner, this should be done,” according to Breitbart.
“We should not hesitate for even an hour,” he said, echoing a phrase Rouhani often uses, thus restating the confidence in Tehran that Joe Biden in the White House would mean a resumption of a compliant U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East.
Tensions between Tehran and Washington soared during Donald Trump’s presidency as his administration brought Israel and the Gulf Arab states closer together while disciplining Iran for its human rights abuses and fostering of Islamic terrorism across the Middle East.
In 2018, Trump pulled Washington out of the Obama-negotiated Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear deal with Tehran and reimposed punishing sanctions.
The so-called Iran nuclear deal was regarded as the “crown jewel” of the Obama-Biden administration’s efforts to deal with Tehran, however, Trump saw otherwise.
“This was a horrible one-sided deal that should have never, ever been made,” Trump said at the time.
“It didn’t bring calm, it didn’t bring peace, and it never will.”
This January, Trump ordered an airstrike near Baghdad airport which killed senior Iranian terror organizer Qasem Soleimani.
Just last week a pair of U.S. B-52H Stratofortresses flew a show-of-force mission across the Persian Gulf in a display intended to deter attacks from Iran.
The bombers were joined by fighter escorts from Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and Qatar.
Earlier in the year, Iran celebrated America’s Summer of unrest, protests, and riots, led by radical leftist groups, by declaring that Americans are now joining the Islamic Republic’s calls and shouting “Death to America!”
On June 19, an ayatollah who represents Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei commented on the rioting in American cities and far-left attacks on America’s history.
Iranian Ayatollah Lotfollah Dezhkam delightedly delivered a sermon in which he mocked the United States, claiming that now Americans themselves are saying “Death to America!”
As MEMRI translated and reported, Dezhkam, who represents Khamenei in the Fars province, stated:
“The entire world has seen with its very eyes that today, America cannot be the main decision-maker when it comes to strategic matters in the world.
“We are unequivocally informing the American administration, Republicans and Democrats alike: If you’ve shut your ears with cotton balls, remove them [so you can hear].”
“The sound of America being shattered, and of its collapse, is being heard all over the world,” he claimed.
“The shout of the Iranian nation, which has been leading the fight against America for 40 years, is being heard from the mouths of the Americans themselves: Death to America!”
The audience then broke into chants, repeating: “Death to America! Death to America! Death to America! Death to America!”