US trying to portray uncertain future for Iranians: VP

Tasnim – Iranian First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri highlighted the US government’s endless enmity toward the Islamic Republic and said Washington is seeking to portray the Iranian nation’s future as uncertain and bleak.

In a speech on Sunday, Jahangiri pointed to the US sanctions on Iran and said, “Concurrent with the recent economic war, the Americans have waged a media and psychological war against the Iranian nation as well.”

“Their main goal is to portray the future as uncertain for the Iranian people, especially the younger generation,” the vice-president said.

“They want to increase doubts and concerns about the future in the country, and therefore we should make extensive efforts to resolve ambiguity about the future in order to open up new horizons for the Iranian nation,” Jahangiri added.

The remarks came as tensions between Iran and the US have escalated since US President Donald Trump walked away from the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers in May and re-imposed sanctions on the Islamic Republic.

US officials have repeatedly claimed that they aim to cut Iran’s oil exports to zero.

Following the US exit from the nuclear deal, Iran and the remaining parties launched talks to save the accord.

Trump on August 6 signed an executive order re-imposing many sanctions on Iran, three months after pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal.

He said the US policy is to levy “maximum economic pressure” on the country.

The second batch of US sanctions against the Islamic Republic took effect on November 4.