Rouhani says US has waged economic war against Iran

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23 September 2020

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that the United States has waged economic war against Iran by sanctions on dollar, banking ties economic institutions and business companies, APA reports citing IRNA.

"We're in economic war," President Rouhani said at the cabinet session on Wednesday.

Since the US-backed Iraqi imposed war against Iran in 1980, Iran was under economic sanctions, but the economic war has been initiated about two years ago, the president said.

Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein invaded Iran to topple the Islamic Republic of Iran. He violated Iran's territorial integrity and national sovereignty, and on the other hand, United States follows suit in vain by attempt to escalate tension with Iran and violate the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231 revoking all sanctions on Iran and withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the president said.  

In November, 2018, Trump re-imposed sanctions against Iran, the sanctions as he said were at the highest level.

"The two - Saddam and Trump - made mistake in all their calculations."

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