Iran Says “U.S. Economic War” Root Of Regional Tensions

TEHRAN, Iran, June 13 (NNN-IRNA) – Iranian President, Hassan Rouhani, said here Wednesday that, tensions in the region were caused by the “U.S. economic war” against Iran.

“If we witness some tensions in the region today, their root cause lies in the U.S. economic war against the Iranian nation,” Rouhani made the remarks, in a joint press conference with visiting Japan’s Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe.

“When this economic war is stopped, we will witness positive developments in the region and in the world,” he said.

Rouhani expressed gratitude for what he called Abe’s efforts for regional stability and security.

He hoped that Abe’s trip to Iran would serve as “a prelude to development of mutual ties, as well as, regional good.”

Abe arrived in Iran on Wednesday, with a plan to help ease tensions between Iran and the United States.

During his two-day visit, he is also scheduled to meet with the Iranian Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, on Thursday (today).– NNN-IRNA