IRGC Quds Force Commander Major General Qassem Soleimani praised Iranian President recent remarks on the US’ bid to cut Iran’s oil exports as well as his comments on the Zionist regime of Israel.

In a letter to  Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday, Major General Qassem Soleimani said it was a source of pride and honour to read his comment that if Iran’s oil is not allowed to be exported through the Persian Gulf, then there will be no guarantee that other countries in the region would be able to export theirs.

General Soleimani also praised Rouhani’s “invaluable” statements on the Islamic Republic’s stance towards the Zionist regime.

“This is the Dr Rouhani that we knew and still know, and the one who should be. You made our dear Leader, the great nation of the Islamic Iran, and the world’s Muslims proud by making such valuable and strong statements,” he added.

IRGC Quds Force Commander further described Rouhani’s remarks as “timely, wise, and correct”, and said he is ready to help implement any policy that serves the Islamic Republic’s interests.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has lashed out at American officials for threatening to stop Iran's oil exports, saying they would never be able to carry out such a threat.

"The US [officials'] statement in this regard is unilateralism…and a breach of all international rules and regulations in energy and trade sectors," Rouhani said at a joint press conference with his Swiss counterpart, Alain Berset, in Bern on Tuesday.

He added that it is "incorrect and unwise" to think that "one day all oil producing countries would export their surplus oil and Iran would be the only country that cannot export its oil."

Rouhani also reacted to his Swiss counterpart’s remarks on the recognition of the Zionist regime and underlined that Iran views the Israeli regime as illegitimate and condemns its aggressive policies in the region.