Iranian First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri said that his country has been able to bypass the US sanctions by finding different methods to sell crude.
`Despite maximum psychological and economic pressures. the Americans have failed to zero Iran`s crude exports and we sell crude through different methods.` Jahangiri said. addressing a forum in Tehran on Monday.
He warned that the US has focused its maximum pressure on Iranian people`s living. meantime. saying that the situation in the country is better than what the Americans intended.
`Today. Iran is in danger and the Americans. the Saudis and the Zionists are after knocking Iran out and the only way to confront them is consensus and unity.` Jahangiri said.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has several times since last year said that American officials had admitted their incapability to stop Iran`s crude sales. and the US sanctions would only leave negative impacts on imports of foodstuff. medicine and medical equipment.
`What the Iranian officials said that the US is not able to zero Iran`s oil exports was proved with the US recent admission.` President Rouhani said after a trilateral meeting with the parliament speaker and judiciary chief in Tehran on November 10. 2018.
`The US announced that it cannot zero Iran`s oil sales because the oil prices will rise to $150. this is what we had said (before). In this region. either Iran`s oil is exported or others will be in trouble as well.` he added.
President Rouhani referred to the US lies that the foodstuff. drugs and medical equipment were exempted from Washington`s sanctions against Iran. and said. `This is incorrect. When the banking system is sanctioned. everything is affected.`
Also. in August. President Rouhani blasted the US economic terrorism which has targeted the ordinary people in Iran. warning that attempts to zero his country`s oil exports may put the international maritime shipping in danger.
`The world powers should know that in case of imposing comprehensive sanctions on Iranian oil and pushing the country’s oil exports down to zero. international sea routes cannot remain as safe as before.` Rouhani said in a meeting with Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei along with his cabinet members in Tehran.
He added that `unilateral pressures on Iran cannot be in their favor and secure their safety in the region and the world`.