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World Khamenei says U.S. sanctions forced Iran to become 'self-sufficient'

06:57  20 march  2020
06:57  20 march  2020 Source:   reuters.com

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He said that during the first three quarters of the Iranian year, the economic growth was positive both with and without oil. On March 17th, the US imposed fresh sanctions on Iran , keeping up Pompeo urged Iran to free U . S . citizens it has detained as a humanitarian gesture because of coronavirus.

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in a live speech on state TV for the start of Iranian new year, said the United States' sanctions has forced the country to become self-sufficient, calling on Iranians to preserve unity.

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"With unity we put behind a very difficult year ... I thank Iranians for displaying a significant show of unity and solidarity ... I am naming the new year, the year of jump in production," Khamenei said.

"Iran benefited from America's sanctions. It made us self-sufficient in all areas."

(Writing by Parisa Hafezi; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)

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