Tehran 0
25 December 2018

Presenting his government's budget to Iran's parliament, President Rouhani asserted that "the main goal of the U.S. by these conspiracies and sanctions and pressures... is to bring the powerful Islamic Republic of Iran to its knees". "The Americans will fail in reaching their goals", Rouhani predicted, while admitting that "pressures and sanctions will affect our country's development and people's lives". 

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