Addressing the heads of the Iranian parliament's commissions in Tehran, Rouhani promised that his government would double its efforts to address economic issues, unemployment, inflation as well as air pollution in the country, the Fars news agency reported.
Ongoing anti-government protests in Iran are the result of existing internal problems in the republic as well as the influence of other countries, including Saudi Arabia, Rouhani added.
"The enemies of the Islamic Republic of Iran are angry with the glory, success, and the progress of the Iranian nation and they have vowed to get the regional troubles into Iran, but, sure, the people and officials of the Islamic Republic of Iran will respond to them," Rouhani said, as quoted by the Mehr news agency.
The Iranian president was speaking during a meeting with heads of the country's parliamentary commissions. He also stressed that Iran's enemies were hoping to see new conflicts and rivalries in the republic after the May 2017 presidential election.
"Because all the people on the streets are not those commanded by foreigners and there are some of them who are protesting for their own feelings and problems," Rouhani noted.
Moreover, the Iranian leader claimed as quoted by the Fars news agency that the Saudis "have blatantly said that we will create problems in Tehran."
Several countries, including Russia, have expressed concerns over the unrest in Iran, expressing hope that violence would be avoided during the protests.