FNA – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called on his US counterpart Donald Trump and his administration to watch out for the wrong information they receive from Israel and anti-Iran Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO, also known as the MEK, PMOI and NCRI) terrorist group.
“Even, sometimes they give wrong reports to this gentleman (Trump) and he claims that no city in Iran is tranquil and everywhere is in chaos and all Iranian people are hungry,” President Rouhani said, addressing a large gathering of people in the town of Khoy in West Azarbaijan province on Monday.
“Israel, anti-revolutionary forces, Monafeqin (hypocrites as MKO members are called in Iran) and the Zionists are the sources of their wrong information and they think that they can attain their goal (against Iran) with a few months of pressures,” he added.
President Rouhani underscored opposition of all the world states and nations, even the Europeans, to the US brutal pressures against Iran, and said the Iranian government and people will defeat the US.
The US Treasury Department announced all sanctions on Iran lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal would be back in force on November 5.
According to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, the sweeping sanctions will see 700 people blacklisted, including people who were granted relief under the 2015 deal, as well as over 300 new names.
The Trump administration earlier agreed to allow eight countries to continue purchasing Iran’s crude oil after Washington’s sanctions on Tehran took place.
President Rouhani said earlier this month that the American officials had admitted their incapability to stop Iran’s crude sales, and the US sanctions would only leave negative impacts on imports of foodstuff, medicine and medical equipment.
“What the Iranian officials said that the US is not able to zero Iran’s oil exports was proved with the US recent admission,” President Rouhani said after a trilateral meeting with the parliament speaker and judiciary chief in Tehran.
“The US announced that it cannot zero Iran’s oil sales because the oil prices will rise to $150; this is what we had said (before). In this region, either Iran’s oil is exported or others will be in trouble as well,” he added.
President Rouhani referred to the US lies that the foodstuff, drugs and medical equipment were exempted from Washington’s sanctions against Iran, and said, “This is incorrect. When the banking system is sanctioned, everything is affected.”