Iranian President Calls GOP Presidential Candidates 'Laughable' (Video)

| by Michael Allen
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the Republican presidential candidates were "laughable" and "the people of Iran look at them as a form of entertainment" (video below).

CNN's Christiane Amanpour asked Rouhani on Sept. 27 if he had watched the GOP debates and campaigns, and the Iranian leader replied via an interpreter:

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. Some of them didn't know where Iran was geographically, not 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.

Several Republican candidates have attacked the nuclear deal made with Iran, but Rouhani noted that it was an international agreement involving several countries, not just the U.S., notes RawStory.

Rouhani added:

Can a government become a signatory to an international agreement and then the subsequent government tear it to shreds? This is something that only the likes of [former Iraqi leader] 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.

Sources: CNN, RawStory / Photo credit: CNN Screenshot