Earlier, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the United States is expanding its metal sanctions against Iran to cover 22 additional materials used in various missile programmes.
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said that the US sanctions have made Iran stronger and more self-sufficient.
“America’s brutal sanctions on Iran are aimed at collapsing our economy … Their aim is to limit our influence in the region and to halt our missile and nuclear capabilities,” Khamenei said.
He added that the US dream to achieve its goals through sanctions and maximum pressure on Iran will never come true.
The nation’s Supreme Leader said that Iran will not halt its ballistic missile or nuclear programmes.
“Relying on national capabilities and cutting our dependence on oil exports will help us to resist America’s pressure,” Khamenei stressed.
Iran will not negotiate with the US, which is determined to curb Iran’s regional influence and end its progress, Khamenei added.
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