Iran’s President slammed the “unprecedented” US pressure and urged political fractions to unite in front of the complex situation, the state-run news agency IRNA reported. Hassan Rouhani said the country is able to overcome conditions, which may be harder than those during the mid-1980s.
Iran’s government confirmed that the pressure on Iran has increased since US President pulled out of the 2015 deal last May. Donald Trump later imposed two rounds of sanctions against Iran, what made the economic situation in the country much harder.
According to Mr Rouhani, the pressures by enemies is a war unprecedented in the history of Iranian revolution. Despite this, government still has great hope for the future while people believe that it can move past these difficult conditions provided that we are united.
Talking to the representatives of different political fractions, President reiterated that today, it cannot be said whether conditions are better or worse than the 1980s war period. Even though, during the war Iran did not have a problem with its banks, oil sales or imports and exports, and there were only sanctions on arms purchases.
In the unity is the power, concluded the Iranian leader.
The US insists on giving up Iran’s nuclear program
US President on Thursday urged official Tehran talk with him about giving up country’s nuclear program and said he could not rule out a military confrontation.
Donald Trump made the offer as he increased economic and military pressure on Iran, moving to cut off all Iranian oil exports this month while beefing up the US Navy and Air Force presence in the Gulf. To make Iran not to reject Washington’s offer, Mr Trump also approved a new deployment of Patriot missiles to the Middle East, a US official confirmed on Friday.
“At the Crossroads of War and Peace, have moderates lost or will they again save Iran from war?” the main headline on the front page read against a photograph of US Navy warships.