September 23, 2020

Khamenei says U.S. sanctions forced Iran to become 'self-sufficient'

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in a live speech on state TV for the start of the Persian new year, said on Friday that U.S. sanctions has forced the country to become self-sufficient as he called on Iranians to preserve unity. Friction between Tehran and Washington has increased since 2018 when U.S. President Donald Trump pulled the United States out of Tehran’s 2015 nuclear deal with six nations and re-imposed sanctions on the country, crippling its economy. Officials close to Khamenei, when contacted by Reuters on Wednesday, denied the rumours.

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