“The Americans have constantly said they would
bring Iran’s oil sales to zero, but l have to say that we have been able to
sell oil as much as we need up until today,” Jahangiri noted in remarks on
Tuesday, according to PressTV.
he added, was seeking to misrepresent the realities by resorting to a
remarks came one day after the administration of US President Donald Trump
unleashed a second round of sanctions against Iran. The punitive measures
targeted 700 individuals, banks, aircraft, ships and companies tied to Iran’s
energy and financial industries.
months after Washington scrapped the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, called the Joint
Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), despite international objections.
round of the anti-Iran bans – which had been lifted under the accord -- were
re-imposed in August.
administration had earlier vowed to reduce Tehran’s oil revenue to zero, but it
went back on its pledge and gave waivers to almost all major customers of the
announces the reimposition of new and strengthened sanctions against Iran in an
attempt "to force Tehran to change its behavior to Washington’s liking."
in his remarks, Jahangiri said that Americans were bent on harming Iran’s
economy by waging a psychological war against the Islamic Republic.
however, expressed hope that Iran could counter the US “domineering polices” as
well as its “illegal and immoral measures.”
Iranian official also stressed that Iran’s allies are seeking to find ways of
defeating US sanctions.
“The Americans have entered the field of sanctions
with all their power and capacity, but the important thing is that it (the US)
is standing isolated and alone on the world stage,” he said.
"We know no government in Europe, Africa and Asia
that officially voices support for US sanctions; except the Zionist regime and
a couple of regional countries,” Jahangiri added.
vowed resistance in the face of Washington’s economic pressure.
It is now
in talks with its other five partners in the deal – France, the UK, Germany,
Russia and China – to keep the international document alive and blunt the
impact of the US bans.