Nov 07, 2018 20:03 Asia/Tehran
  • US authorities suffer from ignorance and narcissism: FM spokesman

Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Wednesday that many US rulers are suffering from a great pain of ignorance and narcissism .

Iran Press/Iran News: Bahram Ghassemi said that Americans are trying to pretend that their hostile actions against the Iranian nation secure their interests. 

According to Iran Press, in reaction to latest fustians made by Brian Hook, he added that the special representative for Iran at the US State Department, is either a professional liar or made himself unconscious.

In an exclusive interview with ISNA, pointing out that the Iranian people are familiar with the Americans' policies, Ghassemi said "history in the future would be the narrator of all the strategic mistakes of the American authorities".

The special representative for Iran at the US State Department, Brian Hook claimed that despite severe sanctions against the Islamic Republic, the sale of food, medicine, medical equipment and agricultural goods to Iran have never been sanctioned.

The United States on Monday restored sanctions targeting Iran’s oil, banking and transport sectors and threatened more action- steps that Tehran called economic warfare and vowed to defy.

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani said Tehran had so far been able to sell as much oil as it needs despite US. pressure. 

Speaking in a meeting with the deputies and managers of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Finance, Rouhani added, "America wanted to cut to zero Iran's oil sales ... but we will continue to sell our oil ... to break sanctions."

The President added, “What the Americans are doing today is putting pressure merely on the people. Today, we are not the only one who are angry about US policies, even European companies and governments are angry about them.”

Oil rebounded to $73 a barrel on Wednesday, supported by a report that Russia and Saudi Arabia are discussing oil output cuts in 2019.

TASS news agency, citing an unnamed source, reported that the two countries, the biggest producers in an OPEC-led alliance that has been limiting supply since 2017, have started bilateral talks on the issue.

A ministerial committee of some Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries members and allies, including Russia and Saudi Arabia, is due to meet on Sunday in Abu Dhabi to discuss the market and outlook for 2019. 102/202


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