Iranian President Hassan Rouhani Blasts US-Led Sanctions As ‘Economic Terrorism’
United Nations: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday blasted the US-led sanctions against his country as “economic terrorism”. “World security is under threat by some states’ recklessness and disregard of international values and institutions,” Rouhani made the remarks at the ongoing General Debate of the 73rd UN General Assembly, Xinhua reported. “Confronting multilateralism is not a sign of strength. Rather, it is a symptom of the weakness of the intellect. It betrays an inability in understanding a complex and interconnected world,” he said. Rouhani lashed out at US President Donald Trump in his speech, saying he is seeking an “overthrow” of the Iranian leadership.
Speaking of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), known commonly as the Iran nuclear deal or Iran deal, Rouhani said that “we are pleased that the international community did not acquiesce to the US illegal and unilateral withdrawal from that agreement.” (IANS)