For months, Zarif has been blaming the so-called "B Team" - Israel's President Benjamin Netanyahu, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Trump's now-former US national security adviser Bolton - for the deterioration of US-Iranian relations.
"The Americans must understand that bellicosity and warmongering don't work in their favour".
"While the enemy is exerting maximum pressure [on Iran], our path is withstanding and resistance", said Rouhani, adding that the U.S. would better stop the belligerent pressure campaign and set aside "warmongering" and "warmongers".
Is it a potential thaw between the countries?
US President Donald Trump is actively considering a French plan to extend a $15 billion line of credit to Iran in return for the Islamic Republic's compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal, the Daily Beast reported Wednesday.
Trump and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have said the president is open to meeting with Rouhani, possibly at the United Nations General Assembly meeting later this month.
This comes while White House spokesman Judd Deere had said on September 5 that during a conversation with Macron, Donald Trump had stressed that sanctions against Iran will not be lifted at this point.
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France has proposed giving Iran a multi-billion dollar credit line which would shield it from some impact of USA sanctions, although any such deal would require the Trump administration's tacit approval.
Rouhani has called the use of faster centrifuges Iran's "third step" away from the nuclear deal. For now, Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin said the United States would keep up its campaign of sanctions and military pressure.
Britain, France and Germany have been trying to save the nuclear deal and de-escalate tensions between Iran and the United States. On Wednesday, he said that "if necessary, we will take other steps in future".
Trump said Bolton had made mistakes, including offending North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un by demanding that he follow a "Libyan model" and hand over all his nuclear weapons.
But Mr. Pompeo's personal rapport with Mr. Trump, his willingness to defend the administration in the media and his determined campaign never to show daylight between himself and the president on major issues are likely to take on new significance with Mr. Bolton gone.
President of the National Council of Young Israel Farley Weiss said, "National Security Advisor John Bolton has always been a great friend of Israel and the National Council of Young Israel". "The behaviors and the objectives of the regime are not going to change, and therefore, the only solution is to change the regime itself".
"The departure of Bolton definitely sends a strong signal to the Iranian regime that Trump is serious about engagement", Macaron told MEE in an email. "And that's why, before 2019, we here will celebrate in Tehran!". I advise the president. What happens next remains unclear.