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Hassan Rowhani: Syria doesn’t have a military solution

Iranian president said that the nuclear deal is an international agreement approved by the security council

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It is extremely important to understand that Syria doesn’t have a military solution and the country’s problems must certainly be resolved politically, Iranian President Hassan Rowhani has said. In an exclusive interview to NBC News, the Rowhani said: “The rule of the ballot box and the rule of the Syrian people and the will of the Syrian people should be the sole determinant of the future of the country.”

When asked about the future of the nuclear deal after a new American president takes charge, Rowhani said that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action is an international agreement approved by the security council. “So all of the administrations and the United States are united in having reached this agreement,” The President said that no one can say that, ‘I don’t accept this agreement. I want to renegotiate it.’ This has purely an electoral benefit effect for some.”

Rowhani refused to speculate about enjoying a similar relationship with the next American president as he has had with President Obama. “Everything is dependent upon the conditions when we get to that point in time. In any fashion, if the future administration of the United States wishes to continue its animosity towards Iran, then, of course, it will receive the appropriate response,” he said.

On the United States releasing money to Iran, Rowhani clarified that there are two different issues. “One of them were the sums of monies belonging to the nation of Iran left in the United States, seized in the United States,” he said.

Rowhani further said that there are still considerable sums of money in the United States that belong to Iran. “And we’re currently conducting conversations and various dialogues in order to return this money to Iran. Some things that we could not agree upon, there are ways to address those in the international court system,” the president said.