Iranian Leader Predicts Failure of New US Sanctions

Aaron Brown
July 3, 2018

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei while speaking after three days of protests said the US sanctions were aimed at turning Iranians against their government.

"They bring to bear economic pressure to separate the nation from the system ... but six U.S. presidents before him (Trump) tried this and had to give up", Khamenei said on his website Khamenei.ir.

Iranian officials contend there is no objective reason for the currency crash, but the protests clearly demonstrate the public's lack of faith in the regime, which only exacerbates the country's economic instability.

Giuliani called for a boycott of companies "that continually do business with this regime".

MEMRI pointed out the so-called nuclear deal with Iran, the Joint Plan of Action, was not a "deal" in the first place, due to Iran's insistence that it not be a signed agreement but rather a joint plan of action approved by a U.N. Security Council resolution.

In May, Trump withdrew the United States from a 2015 worldwide deal to curb Tehran's nuclear program in exchange for lifting some sanctions.

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was quoted as saying on Saturday by his website, as Iran faces a likely reimposition of United States sanctions.

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Regime officials, including Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, have threatened protesters - "disruptors of the economic order" - with severe punishment, including the death penalty.

Then-president Barack Obama dropped some sanctions against Iran after the agreement was made but Mr Trump is now reinstating them, with many predicting the sanctions will get harsher and heavier in the coming months.

Under the JCPOA, Iran undertook to put limits on its nuclear program in exchange for the removal of nuclear-related sanctions imposed against Tehran.

"We need to have a campaign to shame the European governments who are unwilling to support freedom and democracy", Gingrich said.

"Both sides will try to use the combination of external and internal pressure to advance their causes", said Sanam Vakil, an adjunct professor teaching Middle East politics at SAIS Europe.

The U.S.in 1997 designated the MEK as a terrorist organization - the United Kingdom, Canada and the European Union each viewed it likewise at one point as well - but this was reversed in 2012 in light of arguments that the group had curtailed its alleged militant strategies to achieve its goal of government overthrow. "But of course America should show flexibility as well".

"Enemy's plan is to cause division and separation between the people and system which shows their stupidity, because they do not know that the Islamic republic system is nothing but the Iranian nation and these two can not be separated", Leader said in a ceremony held for the cadets graduated from the Imam Hussain Academy.

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