Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday American sanctions against the Islamic Republic will not last for long.

Speaking at a press conference before flying to Malaysia, Rouhani said world countries are seeking to establish friendly relations with Iran.

“The American pressure against Iran will not last long and all countries of the world want friendly and close relations with Iran especially with countries we have had relations with in the past,” he said.

In Malaysia, Rouhani will attend a summit to be attended by leaders of Islamic countries.

The Iranian leader said building close relations with eastern Asian countries,

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