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US warmongering a failure, Iran says, as Bolton ousted

President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that the United States warmongering was a failure, as Iran welcomed the sacking of hawkish US national security adviser John Bolton. Rouhani also dismissed the prospect of a meeting with President Donald Trump at a time his US administration is continuing to slap more crippling sanctions on the Islamic republic. The Americans must understand that bellicosity and warmongering don t work in their favour. Both... must be abandoned, Rouhani told a meeting of his cabinet, according to the government s Twitter account. The enemy imposed maximum pressure on us. Our response is to resist and confront this, he said, referring to the US campaign of economic sanctions. Arch-foes Tehran and Washington have been at loggerheads since May last year when Trump unilaterally withdrew from a 2015 nuclear deal and began reimposing the punitive measures. Iran has riposted by scaling back its commitments to the landmark accord, which gave it the promise ..

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