Iranian President Hasan Rouhani said the United States will kneel before the Iranian people and will have no option but to lift oppressive sanctions against the Islamic Republic.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony of national projects of Iranian Oil Ministry on Monday, Rouhani said Iran owes its achievements to the faith and resistance of the people.
“The 2015 nuclear deal was so big that the whole world tried to break its back, and Trump, in this case, implemented the policies of the Zionists and the reactionary states of the region,” Rouhani said referring to Trump’s 2018 withdrawal from the agreement.
“In 2020, Iran witnessed the defeat of the butcher and criminal president of the United States Donald Trump,” he said via video conference, as quoted by Mehr news agency.
“Today, the new US administration has admitted four times that maximum pressure on Iran was wrong and ineffective.”
“I’m pretty sure that the world and the US will have to kneel before the great Iranian nation and abandon the sanctions,” Rouhani said, according to Tasnim news agency.
The Iranian president also spoke about the impacts of the US sanctions on Iran’s economy, saying that due to the sanctions on the oil sector in recent years, Iranian government managed to run the country with the slightest reliance on oil budgets and through increasing non-oil exports.
Source: Iranian media