Rouhani calls for unity, resistance in face of US anti-Iranian measures

TEHRAN, May 04 (MNA) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that the country has no other way but to resist and unite in face of US sanctions.

He made the remarks Saturday in a local ceremony held to commemorate the National Day of Teachers in Tehran.

“We are in the middle of this [psychological and economic] war and have no other way but to resist, unite and pin hope on the future,” he said.

US is after sowing discord among Iranians and aims to divide the country into separate groups but “We should jeopardize their hope of defeating Iran,” he added.

“Bullying powers pave the way for sanctions through promoting Iranophobia,” official website of Iranian Presidency quoted Rouhani as saying. “Then they took Iran’s case to the Security Council of the United Nations and threatened us to the point of war with Resolution 1929.”

“We reached a temporary agreement with the global community based on logic in the first 100 days of the government, based on which $700m of Iran’s assets were being unblocked every month,” he continued.

He also went on to say, “The Zionist Regime and Saudi Arabia did not let the nuclear deal become permanent in 2014, and they postponed it for about 7 months, leading to complicated discussions until we reached the permanent deal.”

“After the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), our oil exports doubled in just a short time and companies around the world promised $100 billion of credit for Iran,” continued President Rouhani.

He added, “Israel, Saudi Arabia and racists angry with the JCPOA supported Trump in the elections and provoked him to withdraw from the deal.”

“The goal of the United States is to put pressure on other countries and companies to make them cut business relations with Iran and undermine our independence.”

“The US is seeking to curb our foreign currency resources; we need to reduce our reliance on foreign currency and increase our income through boosting production and exports,” continued Rouhani.

He said, “In 2013, we imported around 6 million tons of wheat, but currently, we are capable of exporting it.”

“We used to import diesel and petrol, but today, we are capable of even exporting them,” the President said, highlighting, “We will sell our oil despite US sanctions.”

He continued, “Everyone should believe that today, America is seeking to fan the flames of domestic divisions.”

“If the education system promotes unity, hope and skills in the society, any enemy will be defeated against Iran … We will be victorious in the war of hope.”


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