Tehran 0
13 November 2018

Foreign Minister Javad Zarif asserted that U.S. "sanctions have an economic impact but they will not affect our policies". "There have been ramifications for the economy", Zarif acknowledged, "which means the Iranian people are the target [of the sanctions] because the U.S. hopes the embargo would prompt the Iranians to put pressure on the government to change its policies, or even threaten the entire system".  

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