May 12, 2019, 9:43 AM
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President says Iran suffering from US  unprecedented pressure

Tehran, May 12, IRNA – President Hassan Rouhani said that Iran is suffering from US unprecedented pressures compared with sanctions the enemies imposed on Iran during eight-year war with Iraq.

'Under the current situation, all revolutionary forces should join hands and exercise unity to leave behind the current difficult situation,' President Rouhani said in a meeting held in Tehran with a group of political groups and activists on Saturday evening.

Comparing the current sanctions with those during Iraqi-imposed war 1980-1988, President Rouhani said that the sanctions of the war era were only about purchase of arms and that there was no restrictions on banking ties or the crude oil exports.

President Rouhani said that sanctions on banking ties have imposed additional expenses on Iran's financial transactions.

Those problems will also affect the petrochemical, oil, agricultural and steel industries, President Rouhani added.
Elsewhere in his remarks, the president hailed the people's remarkable role in the country, saying 'our victories are because of the people's contribution to the goals of the Islamic Republic.'

'Today, Iran is under a difficult situation. However, 'we should not get disappointed,' said the president stressing 'I'm very hopeful about the future.'

He further assured that the country will leave behind the difficulties.

May 8, 2019, was the first anniversary of the US unilateral withdrawal from the Iran Deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Through a speech delivered in the same day, Iranian president said if the nuclear deal is good for the regional peace, therefore, everybody should pay for it.

The US President Donald Trump left the July 2015 nuclear deal and said he is to impose the 'highest level' of economic sanctions against Iran. His decision was taken despite the world’s criticism over Washington’s anti-Iran measures.

Trump re-imposed anti-Iran sanctions on November 5, 2018.


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