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Rouhani: Iran continuing relations with world despite US

AP  |  Tehran 

Iran's says his country will continue its economic relations with the rest of the world despite more sanctions by the

Speaking after a meeting with government leaders, Rouhani said today: "We are very hopeful that the trend of economic engagement with the world will continue as before." State TV broadcast his remarks live.

Rouhani says the US has become more isolated since imposing sanctions on and says the sanctions target ordinary Iranians.

He added his administration will provide the essential needs of Iranians.

is in an economic crisis fuelled by the US decision on May 8 to pull out of the 2015 nuclear deal and restore sanctions. International firms have mostly left and the US has demanded allies stop buying Iranian

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First Published: Sat, July 14 2018. 15:20 IST