News ID: 275660
Published: 0326 GMT October 18, 2020

Rouhani: Gov’t foiled ominous US plot to disintegrate Iran

Rouhani: Gov’t foiled ominous US plot to disintegrate Iran

President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday the Iranian government, through its calculated planning, managed to thwart a scheme hatched by the United States to break up the country.

“Although inhumane and illegal US sanctions have reduced the country's forex revenues … more than 2.5 years after the sanctions, the government has prevented the realization of the ominous US bid to have the country fall apart,” Rouhani said, Press TV reported.

Alongside the economic war, the enemies of the Islamic Republic have specially invested on domestic rifts, he added.

The president also underlined the need for Iranian authorities to exercise vigilance in the face of the enemies’ conspiracies.

He further invited all officials and activists to avoid any differences and disputes, urging them to "maintain calm and political rationality and not allow certain few people with factional and temporal motives to pave the way for the fulfillment of the ominous dreams of the ill-wishers of this land.”

Iran has been under a series of sanctions imposed by the US since 2018, when President Donald Trump withdrew Washington from the 2015 nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

The US unleashed the so-called “maximum pressure” campaign and targeted the Iranian nation with the “toughest ever” restrictive measures in order to force Iran to enter negotiations for a new deal.

In September, the Trump administration failed to trigger the snapback provision in the JCPOA aimed at reimposing all UN sanctions against Iran.

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) member states — including the remaining signatories to the Iran deal — challenged Washington’s rationale that it was still a participant state to the JCPOA.




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