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Measured Response Dashed US Hopes

Iran has the upper hand both legally and politically but Washington is trying to undermine the people’s trust in the ruling establishment and paint a grim future for the nation, Rouhani says
President Hassan Rouhani speaking at a meeting in Tehran on Tuesday. President Hassan Rouhani speaking at a meeting in Tehran on Tuesday.

The United States under Donald Trump wanted to see Iran quit the nuclear deal following Washington's departure so that they could take Tehran to United Nations Security Council,  but Tehran's pragmatism and measured response dashed their hopes, President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday.  
Having pinned its hopes on an Iranian decision to pull out of the agreement, the US thought that that could  pave the way for the referral of Iran's case to the UNSC and the reimposition of UN sanctions, he told a meeting in Tehran to mark Judiciary Week. 
"The Americans made all kinds of excuses and breached their commitments to make Iran leave the deal," Rouhani said, his official website reported. 

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