Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday said that Tehran will "defeat" Washington through unity of the nation following the end of the 180-day US waivers for major importers of Iran's oil, announced by the White House, which aggravates the impact of tough measures against the Middle Eastern nation.
"We should solidify our unity and strengthen hope in (the Iranian) society. The US aims to disappoint the Iranians and sow discord between the people and the government by exerting the sanction pressures," Rouhani was quoted as saying by IRNA news agency.
"We have to increase our hard currency income and cut our currency expenditures. We have no other way but to unite and resist."
Tehran has vowed to bypass the US sanctions and continue to export its oil.
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