10 April, 2018
President stated that Tehran and Moscow are on the path of strategic relations, saying: "Bilateral, regional and worldwide relations between Iran and Russian Federation have been completely significant in recent years and today, there are very close, friendly relations between the two countries". Trump extended sanctions waivers in January but has declined to re-certify the nuclear deal.
"Even if one day (the US) can harm the JCPOA, we will be the victor in the public opinion of the world as the nation that stuck by its commitments", Rouhani said.
US President Donald Trump and French counterpart Emmanuel Macron have vowed a strong response to the suspected poison gas attack, which left dozens dead, and the UN Security Council was expected to discuss the crisis later today.
"Some think that Iran's nuclear movement has dried up in the 11th and 12th administrations, and our centrifuges are either not spinning or spinning slowly", Rouhani said in an address to a ceremony to unveil 83 nuclear achievements on the National Nuclear Technology Day.
The official IRAN daily said Col. Mehdi Dehghan, a member of the Guard's aerospace force, was killed in the attack.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which is based in the United Kingdom, said that 14 people, mostly from Iran's military or its proxy forces, were killed in the airstrikes.
The semi-official Fars news said on Monday that four "defenders of the shrine" were killed in the air strike.
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Trump now will work with European partners on a follow-on agreement that enshrines certain triggers that the Iranian regime can not exceed related to ballistic missiles, said senior administration officials who briefed reporters on the decision.
"There are some profiteers in the market who want to see the market rise, the dollar keep going up", said Khosrow Abdi, a currency trader based in Tehran's main street for foreign-exchange dealing was quoted as saying earlier this year.
"If any country's airplanes dare to near Iran's airspace, the air defense will definitely give a crushing response", Esmaili said. He threatened if the text of the nuclear deal is not revised he would unilaterally withdraw the US from it.
Nephew, a former White House and State Department Iran sanctions expert, said legislation could be drafted that might appear to assuage Trump's concerns, but that getting Iran to agree to allow unfettered worldwide inspections or to no time limits on the nuclear deal's restrictions was impossible.
Iran remains largely cut off from global financial networks because of US sanctions.
The United States denied attacking the Syrian base.