Iranian President says terrorism has expanded 'wherever America has gone,' suggests Trump misguided in Fox News exclusive

Fox News 1 month ago
Watch 'Fox News Sunday' anchor Chris Wallace's interview with President Rouhani on Tuesday, September 24 at 6 p.m. ET on Fox News Channel.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani claimed in an exclusive interview airing later Tuesday that America, not Iran, is the key supporter of Middle East terrorism.

Rouhani, in New York for the United Nations General Assembly, claimed President Trump is misguided in his criticisms of Iran.

"I am amazed at the interpretations of Mr. Trump, vis-a-vis terrorism," Rouhani told Fox News Sunday anchor Chris Wallace.

"Today, America, unfortunately, is the supporter of terrorism in our region -- and wherever America has gone, terrorism has expanded in the wake."

Iranian protesters assemble outside the United Nations General Assembly to praise President Trump and call on the U.N. to enact regime change in Iran as Britain, France, and Germany have joined the United States in blaming Iran for attacks on key in facilities in Saudi Arabia.

Rouhani pointed to U.S. military involvement in Syria without the permission of President Bashar al-Assad as an example of what he considered to be such American 'terrorism.'

"The country that is present and flying over the air space of and bombarding the soil of the country of Syria without permission of the government is the United States of America."

Wallace had asked Rouhani about Trump's UN speech earlier Tuesday, in which he referenced Iran's "blood lust" and "fanatical quest for nuclear weapons" when the Iranian leader gave that response.

Earlier this month, Rouhani told the British Parliament in a visitation speech Tehran plans to continue to deflect Washington's overtures for a bilateral meeting.

“There have been a lot of offers for talks but our answer will always be negative,” he said according to the BBC.

However, Iran would be open to having multilateral talks if the U.S. agreed to scrap its economic penalties targeting Iran, Rouhani noted.

In 2015, the P5+1 -- the U.S., the U.K., China, France and Russia, plus Germany -- penned a nuclear pact with Iran and the European Union. President Trump announced last year that the United States was leaving the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, which he called "the worst deal ever” for America, maintaining that Iran was violating the deal.

Fox News' Melissa Leon contributed to this report.

Tags: Iran, New York

Source link
Read also:
RT › 1 month ago
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the United States has fueled terrorism in the Middle East, slamming US policies for spreading chaos and radicalism across the region. Read Full Article at RT.com
The New York Times › 3 weeks ago
An Iranian tanker damaged in the Red Sea two weeks ago has entered Iranian territorial waters, the official IRNA news agency reported on Monday, citing information from the National Iranian Tanker Company.
The Daily Beast › 11 hours ago
SAUL LOEBFirst it was a Fox News guest. Then it was a Fox News contributor. And now a Fox News host has named the alleged whistleblower at the heart of the Trump impeachment inquiry—albeit only during his non-Fox radio show.During Tuesday evening’s...
Sputnik International › 1 week ago
TASHKENT (Sputnik) - US sanctions imposed on Iran will push the development of global terrorism in the future, which contradicts UN principles and a responsible approach is needed, Iranian First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri said Saturday.
The Sun › 2 weeks ago
PRINCE Harry’s attempts to defend Meghan Markle from media scrutiny are “kind of heroic” but ultimately “misguided”, a royal source has warned. An insider close to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s royal household told People magazine Harry...
Breitbart › Entertainment › 3 weeks ago
"Daily Show" host Trevor Noah roasted NBA basketball star LeBron James over his defense of China's communist regime, admitting he understands why people found his comments both "insensitive" and "misguided."
Daily Mail Online › 2 weeks ago
A source close to the royals told People that Prince Harry's, 35, could 'see the pain' that Meghan Markle, 38, carried and 'wants to try to sort it out'. He was also called 'kind of heroic' but 'misguided'.
Business Insider › Politics › 1 week ago
President Donald Trump retweeted video footage showing protesters storming the Iranian consulate on Sunday night in the Iraqi city of Karbala. The assault on the consulate came on 40th anniversary of the Iranian hostage crisis, when Iranian students...
Business Insider › 1 month ago
Shepard Smith announced that he's leaving Fox News after 23 years at the cable news network. The anchor had been with Fox News since its inception in 1996. In 2017, we went behind the scenes with Shep Smith at the Fox News Deck — a $10 million state...
One America News Network › 3 weeks ago
GENEVA (Reuters) - An Iranian tanker damaged in the Red Sea two weeks ago has entered Iranian territorial waters, the official IRNA news agency reported on Monday, citing information from the National
Sign In

Sign in to follow sources and tags you love, and get personalized stories.

Continue with Google
OR