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Iran vows to defeat US 'economic war'

AFP  |  Tehran 

Iran's vowed Wednesday to inflict the "bitter taste of defeat" on the in its "economic war" on the Islamic republic.

Hatami was speaking to Revolutionary Guards veterans in with tensions riding high a year after withdrew the US from the nuclear deal, leading to renewed economic sanctions on

The relations between the two have deteriorated even further in recent weeks as the ratchets up pressure on over alleged threats from

"The proud nation of Islamic will once again... pass this sensitive period of time with its head held high, and force the bitter taste of defeat onto the American-Zionist alliance," Hatami said, referring to the US and its ally

said on Saturday that in response to the alleged threats from Iran, it was deploying an amphibious assault ship and a Patriot missile battery to bolster an and bombers already sent to the region.

later condemned the US sanctions on his country.

"The hard times and problems of America's economic war against Iran have begun... what is doing is a crime against humanity," he said.

Rouhani accused the US of disrupting the flow of "livelihood, and medical drugs" to normal Iranians.

"This war is not against the government of the Islamic republic of Iran, it's against the Iranian nation," he said.

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First Published: Thu, May 16 2019. 01:50 IST