Iran Vows Resistance Against U.S. ‘Economic War’

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TEHRAN — Iran must resist the U.S. sanctions which will possibly begin in the following months, Iranian First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri vowed on Tuesday.

“Given the enemy’s economic war, we will face new and difficult conditions and must stand against this war with full power,” Press TV quoted Jahangiri as saying.

The U.S., Israel, and Saudi Arabia are seeking to exert economic pressure on the Iranian people to achieve their own goals, Jahangiri said, calling on the Iranian nation and officials to adopt an appropriate approach to counter their plots.

He said after the U.S. unilateral withdrawal from the 2015 nuclear agreement, the remaining signatories to the deal vowed to remain committed to their obligations.

But they must take “practical measures” in this regard, he added.

Jahangiri stressed that Iran would be able to thwart the U.S. plans through resistance and careful planning.

U.S. President Donald Trump, who announced the U.S. pullout from the Iranian nuclear agreement in May, has threatened to unleash “the strongest sanctions in history” on Iran if the later does not change behavior.

The first group of unilateral U.S. sanctions on Iran’s automotive sector, gold trade, and other industries will reportedly “snap back” on Aug. 4.

Further sanctions on oil and transactions with the Central Bank of Iran will come into effect on Nov. 6.

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