Rouhani Iran wants no sanctions or bullying

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday criticized Washington for its hostile policy towards his country and said the U.S. approach was doomed to failure.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday (September 25) criticized Washington for its hostile policy toward his country and said the U.S. approach was doomed to failure.

Rouhani, in a speech to the United Nation General Assembly, said the United States had waged “economic war” against Iran by reimposing unilateral sanctions, which were lifted under the country’s 2015 multinational nuclear deal in return for Tehran curbing its nuclear work.

“The United States policy vis-à-vis the Islamic Republic of Iran has been wrong from the beginning, and its approach of resisting the wishes of the Iranian people as manifested in numerous elections is doomed to failure,” Rouhani said.

U.S. President Donald Trump pulled the United States from the pact in May and his administration reimposed sanctions on Iran in August. Harsher sanctions on Iran’s oil and banking sector are expected in November.

“What Iran says is clear: no war, no sanctions, no threats, no bullying; just acting according to the law and the fulfillment of obligations,” said Rouhani.

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