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Iran: Zarif denounces US 'economic terrorism' in speech to parliament02:45

Iran: Zarif denounces US 'economic terrorism' in speech to parliament

Iran, Islamic Republic of, Tehran
July 5, 2020 at 14:19 GMT -00:00 · Published

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif denounced US actions against Iran as "economic terrorism," while speaking to the Iranian Parliament in Tehran.

"The Islamic Republic is a rising power. And that is why the US has waged a full-scale war against the Islamic Republic as a representative of the previous regime, as someone who wants to maintain the active relations of the previous system," Zarif said.

"US actions are economic coercive measures, or more properly, economic terrorism," he added.

Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf also spoke out against the International Atomic Energy Agency saying that Iran wouldn't allow it to "come and to do whatever it wants without restrictions."

After the US withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), often referred to as the Iran nuclear deal, in 2018, Washington imposed heavy sanctions on Iran, which it has subsequently broadened and added to.

Iran: Zarif denounces US 'economic terrorism' in speech to parliament02:45
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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif denounced US actions against Iran as "economic terrorism," while speaking to the Iranian Parliament in Tehran.

"The Islamic Republic is a rising power. And that is why the US has waged a full-scale war against the Islamic Republic as a representative of the previous regime, as someone who wants to maintain the active relations of the previous system," Zarif said.

"US actions are economic coercive measures, or more properly, economic terrorism," he added.

Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf also spoke out against the International Atomic Energy Agency saying that Iran wouldn't allow it to "come and to do whatever it wants without restrictions."

After the US withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), often referred to as the Iran nuclear deal, in 2018, Washington imposed heavy sanctions on Iran, which it has subsequently broadened and added to.

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