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US sanctions on Iran are 'economic terrorism', says Hassan Rouhani

Economic terrorism is designed to create panic in the economy of a country, said Iran's President Hassan Rouhani

AFP | PTI  |  Tehran 

Hassan Rouhani

Iran's President said US were "economic terrorism", as he sought to foster a united front from visiting regional officials on Saturday.

"America's unjust and illegal against the honourable nation of Iran have targeted our nation as a clear instance of terrorism," Rouhani told a conference in attended by officials from Afghanistan, China, Pakistan, Russia and Turkey.

"is designed to create panic in the economy of a country and fear in other countries in order to prevent investment in the target country," he added.

First Published: Sat, December 08 2018. 13:15 IST