Hassan Rouhani: "Iran to make adversaries regret economic war"

  • 09:42 24 May 2019

Hassan Rouhani: "Iran to make adversaries regret economic war"

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani compared the resistance of Iranians during the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war, saying Iran will give up neither before the ongoing economic war nor before actual bombs, the President made his remarks during his speech commemorating the anniversary of the Iran-Iraq War, ONA reports.

Speaking at a ceremony commemorating the Iran-Iraqi war, known in Iran as the Sacred Defence, Rouhani said Iran will make adversaries regret the economic war they wage against Tehran, and will not be demoralized by military action.

"We need resistance, so our enemies know if they bomb our land, and if our children are martyred, wounded or arrested, we will not give up on our goals for the independence of our country and our pride."

The president recalled the capture of the border city of Khorramshahr and the day the city was liberated with some 19,000 Iraqi soldiers surrounded inside, saying today's Iranian youth is ready for new battles like Khorramshahr.

Faig Mahmudov

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