According to news agency Mehr, the President Rouhani arrived in North Khorasan province Sunday morning for the inauguration of a number of development projects.
He said: “For 14 months, the biggest economic and military power in the world has imposed the toughest sanctions on the people of Iran but the resistant people of Iran have stood firm in these 14 months.
He said In spite of sanctions, Iran’s foreign debt since 2017 has decreased by about 25 percent.
Most recently, new sanctions were imposed on Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and eight commanders of the IRGC on June 24, in response to the shooting down of a US drone on June 20.
On July 10, 2019, US special representative for Iran, Brian Hook, told Al Arabiya that imposed oil sanctions on Iran alone will deny the regime 50 billion dollars in revenue annually, adding that the pressure is going to continue.