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Iran: 'Inhumane' US sanctions a 'crime against humanity' says Rouhani02:48

Iran: 'Inhumane' US sanctions a 'crime against humanity' says Rouhani

Iran, Islamic Republic of, Asalouyeh
March 17, 2019 at 17:17 GMT +00:00 · Published

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called US sanctions on Iran "a crime against humanity," during a speech on state TV on Sunday, speaking from the Iranian province of Bushehr.

Rouhani condemned what he described as "inhumane, illegal sanctions" against Iran, arguing that they "will not fulfill their objectives."

He went on to say: "The Americans did not want us to inaugurate any important projects this year. But we could inaugurate all of these projects according to the schedule. It means the failure of the US and the victory of the great nation of Iran."

Rouhani has reportedly inaugurated four new phases of South Pars, the world's largest gas field which located in the Persian Gulf, on Sunday.

Iran is set to boost its gas production capacity by up to 110 million cubic metres per day. According to an Iranian oil ministry's statement, Tehran has invested some $11 billion (€9.69 billion) to conclude the four phases of South Pars.

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called US sanctions on Iran "a crime against humanity," during a speech on state TV on Sunday, speaking from the Iranian province of Bushehr.

Rouhani condemned what he described as "inhumane, illegal sanctions" against Iran, arguing that they "will not fulfill their objectives."

He went on to say: "The Americans did not want us to inaugurate any important projects this year. But we could inaugurate all of these projects according to the schedule. It means the failure of the US and the victory of the great nation of Iran."

Rouhani has reportedly inaugurated four new phases of South Pars, the world's largest gas field which located in the Persian Gulf, on Sunday.

Iran is set to boost its gas production capacity by up to 110 million cubic metres per day. According to an Iranian oil ministry's statement, Tehran has invested some $11 billion (€9.69 billion) to conclude the four phases of South Pars.

RESTRICTIONS: NO Access Israel Media/Persian Language TV Stations Outside Iran/Strictly No Access BBC Persian/VOA Persian/Manoto-1 TV/Iran International

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