Iran: 'We want respect instead of sanctions' — Rouhani ahead of US presidential election outcome

Iran: Rouhani sceptical US election results will change rough foreign policies Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in Tehran, Wednesday, that his government does not «care» about the US election and call on Washington to respect international treaties. «We do not care what happens in the US and who is elected,» Rouhani said at a weekly cabinet session. «What matters to us is the way it would be adopted in the next [US] government. What we want is that the US respects [international] law. This is important to us. The US should return to all treaties that are international or multilateral,» he added. Rouhani also called on Washington to «respect the Iranian people» and that Iran urges «respect instead of sanctions.» The Iranian president also addressed the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh, saying Iran's military carefully keeps watch on the conflict and that border sovereignty and security should be respected. «It is the right of Azerbaijan, but we want them to achieve these rights through civilian and non-military ways,» Rouhani said. The tension between Iran and the US worsened after US President Donald Trump withdrew from the nuclear deal in May 2018 and imposed a series of sanctions on Tehran.
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