Tehran (IP) - Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said the United States’ defeat at the United Nations in returning the U.N. sanctions against Iran is one of Tehran’s great historical victories.

Iran Press/Iran news: Speaking at a cabinet session on Wednesday, the president said the US attempt to activate the trigger mechanism has failed due to the opposition and lack of cooperation by other countries.

Now, the lone scandalous US is looking for creating happiness for itself on Saturday and Sunday by pretending to be successful at activating the mechanism, Rouhani added.

Iranian president stated that the U.S. was looking for Iran’s collapse in terms of security and economics.

Rouhani said: "The Americans were looking to lead us to economic collapse, and they believed that we would face the problem in June and July."

"But our nation did not allow them to reach their evil thoughts all the time," President Rouhani added.

He noted: "A month ago, the Americans drafted a new resolution to extend Iran's arms embargo, but they experienced another defeat. Afterward, they said will use the trigger mechanism, but the whole world knows that this mechanism is only for those who are the members of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)." 

Emphasizing that the United States must tell the world that it has failed in the trigger mechanism, the president added: "The US defeat is one of Iran’s great historical victories and successes."

Referring to the snapback mechanism, Rouhani stated that members of the Security Council and three European countries at the ambassadorial level explicitly opposed the snapback. China and Russia and the rest of the members of the council also opposed that, so the United States was left alone.


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