TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri highlighted the ineffectiveness of the US sanctions against the Islamic Republic and said they will not last long.
The era of the American sanctions will not be lengthy because they are irrational and have no backing, Jahangiri said in a speech on Tuesday.
US officials have focused their efforts on the Iranian people’s livelihood so that they face financial hardship, which would lead to the country’s internal collapse, he said.
“Ultimately, they are after the collapse of Iran's economy or the Establishment,” he said, adding, “However, we are the ones who can shorten the time of these hardships.”
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.
Trump on August 6 signed an executive order re-imposing many sanctions on Iran, three months after pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
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.