Rouhani states that Iran will continue to export oil despite US pressure

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In the picture, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani delivers a speech in Khoy city, Iran, on November 19, 2018. Official President's website / Handout via REUTERS

(Reuters) – Iran will continue to export oil despite US sanctions, which are part of a failed psychological war, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said today.

With the re-establishment of sanctions on OPEC's third-largest oil producer, Washington wants to force Tehran to abandon its ballistic missile programs, further restrain its nuclear activity and limit its support to related militias in Syria, Lebanon and Yemen .

"We will not surrender to this pressure, which is part of the psychological war launched against Iran," Rouhani said in a speech in the city of Khoy, broadcast live on state television.

"They failed to stop our oil exports and we will continue to export it … Its regional policies have failed and blame Iran for the failure of Afghanistan from Yemen and Syria," he added, shouting. Death to America! "

Rouhani said that Washington did not receive the necessary international support for its sanctions and stressed that it granted temporary exemptions to eight major Iranian oil buyers.

"America is isolated now, Iran has the support of many countries, with the exception of the Zionist regime (Israel) and some countries in the region, no other country supports the pressure of America on the 39, Iran, "he said.

The European Union, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Russia and China, the participants together with the United States of the 2015 agreement that revoked the sanctions against Iran in exchange for restriction of the nuclear program, they tried to find a way around the US limits.

In particular, the EU has sought to establish a vehicle company (SPV) for trade with Iran not made in dollars.

However, this did not prevent Iran from leaving foreign companies, from oil companies to commercial companies, for fear of incurring US sanctions.

Written by Parisa Hafezi; edited by Kevin Liffey; Translated by Blanca Rodríguez

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