Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has attempted to reassure a skeptical American people that when bunches in Tehran chant “Death to America!” they do not mean in personally are only sensitive.
In a interview together with the CBS show 60 Minutes to be air Sunday in America, the Iranian president said the Friday rite that was well-known is a reaction to preceding Washington policy conclusions that damage Iran.
In April, the management of US President Barack Obama signed a deal with Rouhani’s authorities to release Iran from most of the economical sanctions hurting its market in return for tight controls on its atomic plan.
In the intense national American argument on the offer, opponents have frequently mentioned the frequent appearance of chanting anti-American bunches as signs of Tehran’s true intentions.
But Rouhani, viewed as a moderate reformer from the standards of the Islamic republic, tried to assure the broader audience and his CBS interviewer Steve Kroft.
“This motto which is chanted isn’t a motto from the American people. Our folks value the American people,” he insisted, in a excerpt in the interview released Friday.
“The Iranian people will not be looking for war with any nation,” he said.
“But in the exact same time the policies of the Usa have been against the national interests of Iranian folks, it is clear that individuals will exhibit sensitivity to the problem.
In the eight-year war with Iraq, Saddam was supported by the Americans.
“Folks is not going to forget these matters. We can’t forget days gone by, but in the exact same time our gaze should be towards the future.”
Following the revolt, 52 US embassy workers were taken hostage by Iranian extreme pupils and held them for over a year.