Other Arab leaders welcome Donald Trump’s victory
November 11, 2016: Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said that US president-elect Trump will not be able to reverse the nuclear deal. He said there is ‘no possibility’ of the nuclear deal being annulled.
“The US no longer has the capacity to create Iranophobia and to create a consensus against Iran,” Rouhani told his cabinet, according to state television. “Iran’s understanding in the nuclear deal was that the accord was not concluded with one country or government but was approved by a resolution of the UN Security Council and there is no possibility that it can be changed by a single government.”
The agreement led to the lifting of sanctions on Iran in exchange for guarantees that it would not pursue nuclear weapons capability.
During his election campaign, Trump described the nuclear deal as ‘disastrous’ and said it would be his ‘number one priority’ to dismantle it.
Many Arab leaders rushed to welcome Trump’s unexpected victory in the deeply divisive US election.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi was one of the first to congratulate Trump, saying he hoped his presidency would unleash a new era of closer ties with Washington. “The Egyptian Arab Republic is looking forward to the period of Donald Trump’s presidency to imbue new spirit into the path of Egyptian-American ties with more cooperation and coordination in the interests of both the Egyptian and American people,” he said.