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Iran's Rouhani says he is happy that 'lawless' Trump is leaving office

FILE PHOTO: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a news conference in Tehran, Iran December 14, 2020. Official Presidential website/Handout via REUTERS

(Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday he was happy that Donald Trump was leaving office, calling him “the most lawless U.S. president” and a “terrorist”.

“We are not overjoyed about Mr. Biden’s arrival, but we are happy about Trump leaving,” Rouhani said in a televised speech to the cabinet.

dubai.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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