“The people are very happy about the sanctions being lifted,” Rouhani said during a primetime interview on state TV. (IRNA/AFP, 29 April)
Rouhani also said better relations with the United States were possible.
“Relations (with the U.S.) have been and will be difficult,” but it was possible that “tensions... can be reduced.”
Rouhani condemned those who profited from the sanctions while ordinary citizens suffered.
“A small, fringe group is very angry about it (nuclear agreement and lifting of sanctions) because they will suffer losses,” under a nuclear deal, Rouhani said
He singled out Babak Zanjani, who reportedly traded state oil through private channels with the support from IRGC. Rouhani said Zanjani “pocketed $3 billion.”
File photo: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (AFP)