Iran's President: Trump Doesn't Want War Ahead of 2020 Vote

Iran's President: Trump Doesn't Want War Ahead of 2020 Vote

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has vowed to promote growth and curb inflation as United States sanctions weigh heavily on his country.

Rouhani said the regime would be willing to negotiate with the Trump administration if the US were to reinstate the Iranian nuclear deal - negotiated by the Obama administration - and drop crippling economic sanctions, USA Today reported.

"I think the Americans aren't after war since they know what harm it could do them", said Rouhani in a news conference.

Earlier, Rouhani rejected a proposal for a new "Trump deal" to resolve a nuclear spat as a "strange" offer, blaming the US President for his failure to deliver on promises.

The measure, which headed to the House, reflected lawmakers' concerns that US tensions with Iran could escalate into a full-fledged war.

He said that Persian Gulf nations like the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Qatar stood a lot to lose if conflict between Iran and the U.S. turns to war.

Iran's president claims Trump will avoid war ahead of 2020 vote

Tensions have been escalating steadily since Mr Trump pulled the United States out of Tehran's 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, and reimposed crippling sanctions on Iran.

He pointed out that the Iranian economy is still thriving in the face of the United States "maximum pressure" policy toward Tehran.

According to Rouhani, Iran will carry on resisting "with the same strength and power next year", which will eventually see "the enemy" returning to the negotiating table. Iran responded with a missile strike on an Iraqi base that houses USA coalition troops.

On 5 January, Tehran announced that it would no longer comply with the limits of the JCPOA, which was set to considerably reduce Iran's nuclear programme and its stockpile of medium- and low-enriched uranium in exchange for the removal of worldwide sanctions.

The Trump administration claims the JCPOA doesn't go far enough in stopping Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons and also did not address the country's ballistic missile program.

Peace and stability in the "sensitive region of Middle East" would be impossible without Iran's help, he also said. Strict sanctions have targeted Iran's vital oil industry, ravaging its economy. Iran responded by backing away from the deal and saying it is no longer bound by the limits on uranium enrichment spelled out in the agreement.

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