The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has admitted that Washington has made life more difficult for Iranians.

Iran PressAmerica: The US Department of State Twitter account quoted Pompeo as a saying on Monday: "We’ve made life more difficult for the Islamic Republic of Iran ... We’ll continue to put pressure on them."

The US secretary of state also claimed that US President Trump has made clear Iran will never have a nuclear weapon.

This is while, as per a fatwa (religious decree) by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei banning nuclear arms, Iran has never sought and will never seek such non-conventional weapons.

In recent months, calls have been growing inside the US and abroad for Washington to lift its unilateral sanctions, which are hampering global efforts to rein in the respiratory disease known as COVID-19.

The UN, the European Union, and human rights organizations as well as several American lawmakers and political figures have been pressing the US administration to ease the bans on Iran, Venezuela, Syria, Cuba, and North Korea, among others on the sanctions list.

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