Iranian President Hassan Rouhani: War with Iran Would Be "Mother of All Wars"




Published on Aug 7, 2019

In an August 6, 2019 address to senior Iranian Foreign Ministry officials, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that peace with Iran is the “mother of all peace” and that war with Iran is the “mother of all war.” He said that other countries cannot expect to enjoy security while they harm Iran’s security and that it is “inconceivable” for other countries to prevent Iran from exporting oil while they allow other countries to export theirs. Saying that Iran should have access to the Strait of Gibraltar if other countries want access to the Strait of Hormuz, Rouhani said: “Peace for peace. Oil for oil… We are strong [and] we can do what we say… Security for security. Strait for strait.” The address aired on IRINN TV (Iran).