Iran President Downplays Trump Possible Deal Withdrawal2018-05-08 Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday played down the impact of US President Donald Trumps possible decision to walk away from the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers.
"Exceptional conditions are likely to occur from time to time and a special figure comes to power somewhere in the world to impose special conditions; however, such conditions are short-lived and will end and we will leave the problems behind," Rouhani said during a visit to the Iran Oil and Gas Show.
His remarks came on the same day the US president is poised to decide about withdrawal from the nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
Rouhani said his administration had always sought "constructive interaction" under "win-win conditions" with the world.
"With or without sanctions, we have to move in such a direction to use national capabilities," he added.
Rouhani said the government was expected to provide conditions conducive to the activity of oil industrialists.
"If we don't have good relations with our neighbors and don't have calculated relations with the world what should we do with money and technology?" asked the president.