Trump not ready to go into war with us as it will affect his re-election - Iran's president Rouhani

Hassan Rouhani Iran's president has said that he does not believe if Trump is ready to go into war with his country as it will ''affect his re-election prospects.''

The US' maximum pressure sanctions against Iran has failed, and the Iranian regime will only renegotiate with the US if crippling sanctions against Iran are removed and the US rejoins the 2015 Iran Nuclear deal negotiated by Obama but exited by Trump in 2018, according to Rouhani.

Rouhani added that war would cause a great harm to U.S. interests alongside with its regional allies like Israel, Saudi Arabia and the UAE, as well as Iran.

“I think the Americans aren’t after war since they know what harm it could do them,” said Rouhani in a news conference.

The Iranian leader has disclosed that Persian Gulf nations like the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Qatar stood a lot to lose if conflict between Iran and the U.S. turns to war.

Rouhani said 'Talks could take place if the U.S. were to scrap damaging economic sanctions and reinstate commitments made in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action negotiated by the Obama administration between Iran and global powers',.

He also added that he has no interest on who wins the next US elections.

"We will never sit at the negotiating table with a weak position," Rouhani said.

U.S.-Iranian relations have been strained for a while resulting in the early-January U.S. drone strike ordered by Trump that killed Iran's general, Qassem Soleimani to which Iran responded with airstrikes on Iraqi bases housing U.S. troops which left scores of soldiers with brain injuries.

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