GENEVA (Reuters) – The US has chosen the fallacious path in reimposing sanctions on Iran and can be defeated, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani stated Wednesday, in response to the Tasnim information company.
Washington reinstated sanctions focusing on Iran’s oil trade on Nov. 5 because it seeks to pressure the Islamic Republic to simply accept harder curbs on its nuclear program, halt its growth of ballistic missiles in addition to its assist for proxy forces in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon and Yemen.
“The People will certainly be defeated on this path. The trail they’ve chosen is fallacious and incorrect,” Rouhani stated. “If they’re being trustworthy and they’re in search of regional safety, this isn’t the trail. If they’re being trustworthy and respect the Iranian folks, this isn’t the trail.”
He added, “They’ve made themselves extra notorious on the earth and in entrance of our folks. It is clear for everybody that the wrong and merciless sanctions of America will hurt the pricey and honorable folks of our nation.”
U.S. Nationwide Safety Adviser John Bolton stated Tuesday that Washington intends to step up enforcement of sanctions on Iran and “squeeze them very exhausting.”
President Donald Trump reimposed sanctions after withdrew the USA from world powers’ 2015 nuclear cope with Iran, reached earlier than he took workplace. The opposite signatories – Germany, France, Britain, Russia and China stay dedicated to the deal. Iran has stated it’s going to keep in it provided that the opposite powers protect its financial advantages towards U.S. strain.
(Reporting by Babak Dehghanpisheh; Modifying by Mark Heinrich)