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Dr.Rouhani in an interview with Chinese state television CCTV:

If US compensate past, new conditions are predictable

President Hassan Rouhani says Iran-US relations can enter a new phase if Washington renounces its animosity toward the Islamic Republic and makes up for the harm its has inflicted on the Iranian nation.

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Wed 21 - May 2014 - 18:38

President Rouhani in an interview with Chinese state television CCTV in Shanghai, responding to a question on Iran – US relations Pointed: ‘ the Iranian people have suffered a lot as a result of the hostile policies of the US and expect White House politicians to abandon their past behavior of ignoring Iranians’ interests.
“If the US, in practice, abandons its hostile policy toward the Iranian nation and compensates for its past [antagonism], a new situation can be envisaged for the future of both nations,” said Dr.Rouhani.
President Rouhani said the Iranian people have suffered a lot as a result of the hostile policies of the US and expect White House politicians to abandon their past behavior of ignoring Iranians’ interests.
President said the Islamic Republic pursues its rights in the international arena and does not seek revenge for Washington’s hostile moves against Iran.
“The US should take steps in the direction of respecting the rights of the Iranian nation and at the same time undertake to compensate for the losses inflicted on Iran,” Dr.Rouhani said.
He underlined that the Iranian people have never had and will never have any problem with the American nation.Only if the rights of Iranians are respected, one can hope for a future which would hope the possibility for “dialog between the representatives of both nations.”
President Rouhani responding to a question about sanctions on Iran ,said that sanctions was the wrong way of the west against Iran although it had many harmful effects on people, but have asserted endurance and resistance of Iranian nation to defend their rights.
The president said that the negotiations should be based on an equal relationship and mutual respect.
President said: “Today, the nuclear negotiation is progressing and is on the threshold of reaching a conclusion’, he added that if the negotiating side stops making excuses, this issue can be settled well. Given the ongoing good process of the negotiations, we are on the threshold of settling the issue
President on relations between Tehran - Beijing said that relations with China as a great Asian power, and Iran as a powerful country in the Persian region, Caucasus and Central Asia, will have the benefit of nations, Asia and the world.
In response to a question on developments since his election on June 14, to Iran, the President stressed that the message of the nation is "moderation" and Iran has played its role for peace and stability in the region and in compliance with international rules and conventions, we are ready to create an atmosphere of trust and allay the concerns of countries that respect human rights in Iran.

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