The latest information The latest technology Chinese celebrities TEHRAN (AFP) – Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said on Saturday that US President Donald Trump was "embarrassed" for two days in the United States before Washington re-introduced a new sanction package Against Tehran.
"The new president of America … was shocked at what remains of US prestige and liberal democracy," Khamenei said in his comments on Twitter, referring to a speech in Tehran.
The supreme leader has stalled the importance of re-tightening US sanctions on his country, which will come into effect on Monday, including the oil embargo.
"The challenge between the United States and Iran lasted for 40 years, and the United States has made more efforts against us – a military, economic and media campaign," he said.
"In this context, the truth is fundamental: in this 40-year-long challenge, the loser is the United States, and the winning party is the Islamic Republic," he said.
Trump announced in May that it will withdraw its country from the nuclear agreement in 2015, stressing that it will punish again Tehran, which has outraged the other major powers, indicating that Iran has fulfilled its obligations under the nuclear program termination agreement.
For Washington, he says he wants a new agreement with Iran, which limits regional interference and the missile program, demands that the latter rejects it.
Khamenei said that "America is aiming for all these steps to restore the hegemony imposed by it" before the Islamic Revolution in Iran overthrew the pro-Western in 1979.
– self-sufficiency –
The Supreme Leader considered new sanctions aimed at "paralyzing and halting the Iranian economy," but this has stimulated the country's self-reliance movement. "
"Young people throughout the country support independence, some may not be very religious, but sensitive to the rule of foreigners," he said.
The United States said on Friday that it would add 700 people or organizations to the Iranian embargo list and force Tehran to abolish the international Swift transfer system, while Washington would "put the greatest possible pressure" on humiliating the Iranian economy.
According to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, eight nations – including India, Japan and possibly China – would have temporary exemptions for purchasing Iranian oil to prevent crude markets, but only on the condition that they buy less.
Pompio says the reintroduction of sanctions "prevents the death of death and the destruction of the world."
"Our ultimate goal is to force Iran to stop illegal and documented activities and act as a natural state."
Joint Declaration Great Britain, France, Germany and the European Union strongly condemned Washington's recent actions and vowed to maintain the nuclear agreement formally called a "comprehensive joint action plan".
The agreement is "an essential element in preventing the proliferation of nuclear weapons and the establishment of diplomatic pluralism," and "important for Europe, the region and the security of the world," he said.
The United States wants Iran to retreat from the deadly war in Syria, where Tehran is in favor of Bashar al-Assad, and wants to support the support of armed groups such as Hezbollah and Hamas and the Huthi rebels in Yemen.
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