Iran President Hassan Rouhani decries 'idiotic' US sanctions

World | 25 Jun 2019 3:46 pm

Iran’s president says the new U.S. sanctions targeting the Islamic Republic’s supreme leader and others are “outrageous and idiotic.”

The comments by Hassan Rouhani come a day after the Trump administration sanctioned Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and his associates.

Rouhani says the decision meant the “certain failure” of the White House’s efforts. He spoke in a live television address today.

Rouhani also criticized U.S. officials for wanting to sanction Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.

An exasperated Rouhani said: “You sanction the foreign minister simultaneously with a request for talks?”-AP

 

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