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US, Zionist regime main objective is to mount pressure on Iran: Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned that the main objective pursued by the enemies, above all by the US and Israel, is to create rift and division between the Iranian people and establishment.

Addressing a cabinet session on Wednesday, Rouhani said the US and the Zionist regime’s main objective is to mount pressure on Iran, foment disappointment in the country, and create division and rift between the people, the establishment and the branches of power.

Highlighting the need for the three branches of power –the administration, the parliament and the Judiciary- to join hands for the settlement of the country’s problems, the president said, “The administration always favors cordial and brotherly relations with the other power branches within the framework of the Constitution, and will continue this policy.”

It is no good time for disputes amid the widespread pressure of sanctions imposed by the enemies and the outbreak of the coronavirus, Rouhani underlined.

He further lauded the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as the symbol of Iran’s political power, saying the ministry has made great achievements over the past seven years, such as the great job of termination of the sanctions imposed on Iran under Chapter 7 of the UN Charter.

The president also pointed to the new wave of coronavirus in Iran, saying the Health Ministry has been assigned to take action against the problematic and threatening crowded places.

He declared a ban on all wedding and mourning ceremonies in Iran until further notice, saying wearing face masks in the public and indoor places and in all administrative offices remains obligatory.

On Tuesday, the spokesperson for the Iranian administration said new decisions might be made to tighten restrictions in Tehran as the novel coronavirus is taking more lives.

Iran’s Health Ministry on Tuesday reported 200 new deaths from the novel coronavirus, the highest single-day toll since the viral disease broke out in February.

At least 207,000 patients have recovered from the coronavirus infection so far or have been discharged from hospitals across Iran.

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