TEHRAN: Irans President Hassan Rouhani said the Islamic republic “will proudly bypass sanctions” by the United States that took effect on Monday targeting the countrys oil and financial sectors.
“I announce that we will proudly bypass your illegal, unjust sanctions because its against international regulations,” Rouhani said in a televised speech.
“We are in a situation of economic war, confronting a bullying power. I dont think that in the history of America, someone has entered the White House who is so against law and international conventions,” he added.
The renewed US sanctions aim to significantly curb Irans oil exports and cut it off from international finance, and follow US President Donald Trumps controversial decision in May to abandon the multi-nation nuclear deal with Tehran.