Iranian President Rouhani Likens GOP Candidates to Saddam Hussein

Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the Republican presidential candidates promising to rip up President Barack Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran “is something that only the likes of Saddam Hussein would do.”

When asked about the Republican presidential debates, Rouhani said, “First of all what is spoken of here in the United States of America sometimes when I would have time, some of it was broadcast live, and I would watch it, some of it was quite laughable. It was very strange, the things that they spoke of. Some of them wouldn’t even know where Tehran was in relation to Iran, not with distinguishing that one is the capital of the other. So what they spoke of was quite far away from the truth. So, the people of Iran were looking at it as a form of entertainment, if you will, and found it laughable.”

He continued, “The other issue is that, yes, certainly in the United States some are opposed it and some are for this agreement. However, the issue of the joint comprehensive plan of action is not just an issue of Iran and the United States. It’s an international issue. It’s an international agreement. Can a government become a signatory to an international agreement and then the subsequent government tear it to sleds? This is something that only the likes of Saddam Hussein would do. So any government that replaces the current government must keep itself committed to the commitments given by the previous administration otherwise that government , that entire country will lose trust internationally.”

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