Jan 22, 2019 15:13 UTC
  • Vice President Es\'haq Jahangiri (C) and other officials attend a ceremony for inauguration of Bardsir DRI plant in Kerman
    Vice President Es\'haq Jahangiri (C) and other officials attend a ceremony for inauguration of Bardsir DRI plant in Kerman

Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri believes it is impossible to sanction Iran, a day after saying the country was selling as much oil as it needed despite US sanctions.

“Iran, due to its immense capacities, cannot be sanctioned,” he said during the commissioning of two new steel plants in the southeastern Kerman Province Tuesday.

US President Donald Trump ushered in “the most biting sanctions ever imposed” against Iran in August by declaring that “they ratchet up to yet another level” in November when the second round of the sanctions was imposed.

“Anyone doing business with Iran will NOT be doing business with the United States,” he said then.

Jahangiri was sanguine, stating that Iran would overcome the coercive measures by depending on its massive capacities. “The Iranian nation, by relying on domestic capabilities and capacities, will defeat the enemy’s sanctions,” he said.

“We need to move the development current to a direction where the enemy realizes that sanctions will have no effect on us,” Jahangiri said.

“We must have a spirit of self-confidence and not underestimate ourselves because Iran is a huge country with vast capacities,” the Iranian first vice president added.


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