Iran won’t surrender to US pressure and can by no means leave its objectives even whether it is assaulted, President Hassan Rouhani stated on Thursday.
Earlier within the day, Iran’s high navy chief stated the standoff between Tehran and Washington was a “conflict of wills,” warning any enemy “adventurism” would meet a crushing response, the semi-official Fars information company reported.
Tensions are festering between the two international locations after Washington despatched extra army hardware to the Middle East in a present of a drive towards what US officers say are Iranian threats to its troops and pursuits within the area.
After pulling out of Iran’s 2015 nuclear take care of world powers, US President Donald Trump restored punishing American sanctions on Iran final 12 months and tightened them this month, ordering all international locations to halt imports of Iranian oil or face penalties of their very own.
“Couple of years after the imposition of those extreme sanctions, our folks haven’t bowed to pressures regardless of dealing with difficulties of their lives,” Rouhani was quoted by the state information company IRNA as saying.
In commemoration of the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq conflict, he added: “We’d like resistance, so our enemies know that if that they bomb our land, and if our youngsters are martyred, wounded or taken as prisoners, we are not going to surrender on our targets for the independence of our nation and our satisfaction.”