Sanctions cannot bring Iranians to their knees: Rouhani

TEHRAN,(ST)- President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that the enemy must know that the Iranians cannot be brought to their knees through sanctions.

“We have to make the enemies understand that they cannot bring us to our knees by sanctions and they have no other way but to accept the logic and truth. That day will not be far when we will gain success through patience and resistance,” Rouhani said during a cabinet meeting.

The president also said that the country is facing two problems of “sanctions” and “distortion” at the same time, noting that both of them cause suffering.

 “Sanctions are imposed by enemies and we are feeling its consequences. Distortion is sometimes done by the enemies, however, sometimes the distortion is done from inside of the country which is ‘more painful’,” he stated.

The president added, “Some people tend to ignore sanctions. They say what has the administration done? Why has it not taken action? It is important to see the situation in which the administration is making efforts and is doing its job. We have to see the situation. Is the administration working on a battlefield or is resting? Which one is it? We have to see realities.”

Elsewhere, Rouhani said that the country must break the sanctions.

 “We have to break the sanctions and offset them. We have to cut the hand of those who impose sanctions,” he suggested.

Haifaa Mafalani