[size=16]InternatioThe Iranian president demands broad powers to make decisions on war and the economy
[size=18]Iranian President Hassan Rowhani on Wednesday called for broad powers to take decisions on war and the economy.
The Iranian news agency IRNA reported on Monday that the Iranian president referred to the Iraq war in 1980 when a "higher war time council" managed to bypass other branches to make decisions on the economy and war.
The report did not specify the new powers, but Rohani was quoted as saying: "Today we need such powers."
Rohani said that Iran is facing unprecedented problems "in the banks and the sale of oil," noting that the country "united in the need to resist the United States and sanctions."
Rohani said yesterday that "the current conditions are not conducive to negotiations with Washington, but to the resistance and steadfastness," noting that "Iran has received more than 10 requests from Washington to negotiate, but the current circumstances are not suitable for negotiations," pointing out that "the country is in an economic war Current conditions call for resistance to pressure. "
While US President Donald Trump stressed that "we will hold talks with Iran when they are ready," noting that "Tehran has shown a strong hostility."