Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was quoted by the Iran-based Mehr news agency as saying that Donald Trump is "the worst, most evil" US president, even though all of his predecessors have stood against the Iranian nation since Iran's Islamic Revolution of 1979.
Rouhani made the statement as he met with the media on the night of June 13. Iran's head of state hailed the policy his country had been pursuing following the US withdrawal from the Iran nuke deal, claiming that "all but a few countries are condemning the US and praising Iran."
"For the first time in the history of the United Nations, Iran's right to enrichment has been acknowledged," he added.
Rouhani went on to say that the UN Security Council "has not given this right to any country so far and has acknowledged this right only for the Islamic Republic of Iran." The president also urged the media to unite against what he called "the psychological war of the enemies" that had affected Iran's market stability.
Rouhani said he has a positive outlook on the future of the Islamic Republic, despite the pressure Tehran has been facing from the United States.
The Iran accord of 2015 saw the Islamic Republic reduce its nuclear capacity in exchange for the lifting of crippling economic sanctions from the country.