US sanctions are 'economic terrorism', says Iran President Hassan Rouhani

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Tehran, Tehran Province, Iran Published: Dec 08, 2018, 01:08 PM(IST)

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Photograph:( Reuters )

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'Economic terrorism is designed to create panic in the economy of a country and fear in other countries in order to prevent investment in the target country,' Rouhani said.

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said US sanctions were "economic terrorism", as he sought to foster a united front from visiting regional officials on Saturday. 

"America's unjust and illegal sanctions against the honourable nation of Iran have targeted our nation as a clear instance of terrorism," Rouhani told a conference in Tehran attended by officials from Afghanistan, China, Pakistan, Russia and Turkey.

"Economic terrorism is designed to create panic in the economy of a country and fear in other countries in order to prevent investment in the target country," he added.

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