Iran wants constructive, win-win relations with world: president

<p style="text-align: left;">Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says Iran seeks &amp;ldquo;constructive&amp;rdquo; and &amp;ldquo;win-win&amp;rdquo; relations with the world, but will continue down the path of development at home regardless of any sanctions against the country.

Addressing senior oil officials on Tuesday, Rouhani said his administration has from the start sought &ldquo;proper, constructive, effective and win-win interaction with the world.&rdquo;

&ldquo;Of course, there may be exceptional and special circumstances in the area too, which we will surely leave behind in the shortest time,&rdquo; he added.

He was apparently referring to the prospect of Washington&rsquo;s reinstating of nuclear sanctions against Iran as US President Donald Trump prepares to announce within hours whether his country would stay in the nuclear deal that necessitates the removal of the bans, Press TV reported.

The 2015 agreement was signed between Iran and the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council -- the US, the UK, France, Russia, and China -- plus Germany. It removed the sanctions in exchange for Tehran&rsquo;s limiting its nuclear energy program in certain aspects.

Trump has been threatening to pull out of the accord since his inauguration last January, including by warning he would &ldquo;tear up&rdquo; the deal.

&ldquo;Whether we are subjected to sanctions or not, we should move in such a direction that helps us stand on our own feet. This is a necessity,&rdquo; Rouhani added.

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