"If we witness some tensions in the region today, their root cause lies in the U.S. economic war against Iranian nation," Xinhua quoted Rouhani as saying during a joint press conference with the visiting Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday.
"Whenever this (economic) war is stopped, we will witness very positive developments in the region and in the world," he said.
Rouhani expressed gratitude for Abe's efforts for regional stability and security.
He hoped that Abe's trip to Iran would serve as "a prelude to development of mutual ties as well as regional good."
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