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Rouhani: US expects talks despite silent killing of Iranians

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Susan Modaress
Press TV, New York

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani delivered his speech to the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday in New York.

Speaking to the world body, Iran’s President said that his country is resisting the most “merciless economic terrorism”, imposed by Washington. He added that the US expects dialogue despite the "silent killing of some 83 million Iranians".

He added that although the Trump Administration withdrew from the UN backed Iran Nuclear Deal signed with other European partners, Iran abided by the deal in good faith, but to no avail. 

Pres. Rouhani said “Our patience has a limit; When the US does not respect the United Nations Security Council, and when Europe displays inability, the only way shall be to rely on national dignity, pride and strength." 

He made clear that Iran’s response to any negotiation under sanctions is negative. Iran however left the door open for future talks.

Regarding the Persian Gulf Iran’s president introduced his new initiative hope an acronym for 'Hormouz Peace Endeavor'. He noted that outside interference notably by the US will not bring peace in the Persian Gulf and the Middle East region. 

President Rouhani concluded his speech with this message he said was from the Iranian nation.

Iran’s President and his accompanying delegation also met with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and held bilateral talks with his counterparts from Iraq, Ireland and Pakistan on Wednesday.

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