Dec 05, 2018 18:07 Asia/Tehran
  • No way but to resist American pressure: Rouhani

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani said, the US sanctions against Iran could become a unique opportunity and there is no way but to resist the American pressure.

Iran Press/Iran news: Speaking at a meeting of the Administrative Council of Semnan Province on Wednesday, Hassan Rouhani said, threats and issues of the sanctions era need to be turned into opportunities.

“Of course, this is not easy, being one of the most complicated strategic measures in the world, but I believe that the Iranian nation are able to do this,” Rouhani noted according to Iran Press.

The President also said: “Today, the people will overcome all the issues and problems that the enemies of the Iranian nation, especially the United States and the Zionist Regime, have created for us.”

“The enemies of the Iranian nation are going through a great failure - they have failed to achieve any of their goals in the region, in Afghanistan, in Iraq, in Syria and Lebanon, and this is why they are mad at the Iranian nation.”

President Rouhani added: "They have no choice but to surrender to the united Iranian nation. The Iranian people have done a great job and the government is proud of being a part of this nation.”

Stating that the legitimacy of the government comes from people’s votes, Rouhani added: “The enemies are afraid of democracy in Iran and it is far beyond what they can tolerate.  The Americans are very keen on this and keep sending messages from different channels for holding negotiations, while it is the choice of the people and we have fought hard for our independence during the Islamic Movement.”

Hassan Rouhani speaking at the meeting Administrative Council of Semnan Province on Wednesday

The President of the Islamic Republic of Iran also went on to say, “Today in Iran, there is exemplary security because of the devotion and self-sacrifice of the armed forces and warriors, and Iran is definitely more secure than Europe and other countries of the Middle East.”

On 8 May, US President Donald Trump pulled his country out of a nuclear deal struck by Iran and six world powers known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action under which Iran agreed to curb its nuclear program in exchange for lifting of sanctions.

The US president also reinstated the sanctions already lifted under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and vowed to impose the highest level of economic ban on Iran.

The second round of US sanctions against Iran targeting Iranian oil exports, shipping, aviation industry and banking affairs went into effect on Monday 5 November. 101


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