MP calls for national solidarity against US sanctions

Tehran, Nov 9, IRNA – Senior Iranian lawmaker on Friday called for national solidarity as a means to repel the US sanctions.

Iran can foil the US sanctions through national solidarity, domestic potential and Economy of Resistance, Spokesman for Iranian Parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Ali Najafi Khoshroudi said.

He made the remarks in an exclusive interview with the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA).

The MP also suggested improvement of cooperation with neighbors as another mechanism to reduce the effects of the US' sanctions.

He said that the US' sanctions are not something new, noting that psychological war against the Iranian nation is the aim of the new rounds of sanctions.

The US President Donald Trump announced early May that Washington would pull out of Iran nuclear deal and reinstate sanctions, which had been lifted under the accord.

The first round of the sanctions snapped back into place in August, with the second round, targeting the energy and oil sectors, that took effect on November 5.

This is while other signatories to the deal (i.e. Britain, France, Germany, China and Russia) have thus far criticized Washington's unilateral move and repeatedly stressed their commitment to the deal.

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