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Iran president: Nuclear deal as blueprint for other disputes

  • In this picture released by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei stands as air force commanders salute during their meeting in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. Iran's supreme leader said Tuesday that "newcomer" President Donald Trump had shown the "real face" of the United States, after the American leader accused Iran of being ungrateful for sanctions relief approved by the Obama administration and vowed a tougher stance. Verses from the Islamic holy book, the Quran, are seen behind Khamenei. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)

    In this picture released by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei stands as air force commanders salute during their meeting in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. Iran's supreme leader said Tuesday that "newcomer" President Donald Trump had shown the "real face" of the United States, after the American leader accused Iran of being ungrateful for sanctions relief approved by the Obama administration and vowed a tougher stance. Verses from the Islamic holy book, the Quran, are seen behind Khamenei. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this picture released by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei stands as air force commanders salute during their meeting in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. Iran's supreme leader said Tuesday that "newcomer" President Donald Trump had shown the "real face" of the United States, after the American leader accused Iran of being ungrateful for sanctions relief approved by the Obama administration and vowed a tougher stance. Verses from the Islamic holy book, the Quran, are seen behind Khamenei. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)

    In this picture released by an official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei stands as air force commanders salute during their meeting in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017. Iran's supreme leader said Tuesday that "newcomer" President Donald Trump had shown the "real face" of the United States, after the American leader accused Iran of being ungrateful for sanctions relief approved by the Obama administration and vowed a tougher stance. Verses from the Islamic holy book, the Quran, are seen behind Khamenei. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Iran's president says Tehran's landmark 2015 nuclear deal with world powers could serve as a blueprint for resolving other Mideast disputes.

Hassan Rouhani says "dozens" of such high-profile negotiations could "lead to security and stability of the region" — even though President Donald Trump has called the agreement on curbing Iran's nuclear program "terrible."

The Trump administration last week imposed new sanctions on more than two dozen Iranian companies and individuals after Tehran tested a ballistic missile. Ahead of the measure, Trump tweeted Iran's leaders "should have been thankful for the terrible deal the U.S. made with them!"

Rouhani on Tuesday also said the nuclear negotiations set a pattern that led to peace talks last month in Kazakhstan in a Russia-led push for a new peace process for war-torn Syria.