Iran to rapidly pass through sanctions: Defense minister

Iran to rapidly pass through sanctions: Defense minister

TEHRAN: Iran's defence minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami said Iran, by relying on its indigenous capabilities, will prevail over the sanctions conditions,

"Enemy tries to prevent Iran using domestic resources, however we see that great works are being done in the country day by day,” General Hatami said at a local ceremony in the Iranian capital, according to IRNA.

Referring to the US anti-Iran measures, he said that Washington had been isolated in the world.

Despite the world’s criticism over Washington’s anti-Iran measures, US President Donald Trump reinstated unilateral sanctions on Tehran on November 5 and imposed as he claimed the “highest level” of economic bans on the Islamic Republic of Iran.

"Most observers believe that sanctioning Iran’s oil for a long-term period will hike up the oil price and weaken [US] dollar in the international arenas, which will ultimately lead to the US defeat and its withdrawal from its unilateral decisions" he said.