"It does not matter what the outcome of the US election is tonight or tomorrow... the future US administration will succumb to the will of the Iranian people."
It is not entirely clear what the agenda is, but in a country where media is linked to the state but where there are competing agendas, the decision by media to highlight one person and not another has a message.
It appears that Rouhani is facing criticism due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis in addition to poverty in regions around Iran.
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“We are forced to intensify regulations and supervisions, starting in the capital Tehran," Rouhani said in televised remarks.
“With their illegal and inhuman sanctions, and terrorist actions, the Americans have inflicted 150 billion dollars of damage on the people of Iran,” Rouhani said.
“This is a victory not only for Iran but for the international community that an aspirant of hegemony is humiliated in such self-created isolation,” Rouhani said.
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He also said that if the United States had a "bit of humanity or brain," it would have lifted sanctions on Iran for the duration of the health crisis.
For many Shi’ites this period is one of intense mourning and emotion. The Iranian regime seeks to hijack the events every year to connect them to current events