TEHRAN– President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that the world public opinion should be informed of the crimes committed against the Iranian nation by Washington’s cruel sanctions and economic terrorism.
Speaking at a meeting of the Administration’s Economic Coordination Headquarters, Rouhani said it is necessary to present the public with “the document on the crime of imposing economic war” on Iran and the criminals who imposed such unprecedented and inclusive sanctions, in order to inform the whole world about the Trump administration’s anti-human crimes against the Iranian nation.
Pointing to the dire consequences of the economic war on Iran’s economic development and the lives of people, the president said, “Crime against humanity is normally perceived by the public opinion as war and military clashes, while the sanctions and economic war should also be considered and registered as a silent crime against humanity.”
“Iran, as a victim of such an inhumane measure, will present the world with the document on the crime committed by the imposers of sanctions,” he stated.
Hailing the Iranian nation’s resistance and his administration’s handling of the situation against the economic war and sanctions, Rouhani said, “Apart from the document on Trump’s crimes that obstructed a country and a nation’s development and progress and harmed the livelihood of people and even the health and medical sector, the document on the resistance and management of the fight against the economic war should also be presented to the world.”
Iran has been under a series of illegal sanctions imposed by the U.S. since 2018, when ex-president Donald Trump withdrew Washington from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
The U.S. unleashed the so-called maximum pressure campaign and targeted the Iranian nation with the “toughest ever” restrictive measures.