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Iran able to flourish under sanctions - Revolutionary Guard

Reuters  |  GENEVA 

(Reuters) - can flourish under sanctions and will defeat the in the economic war it has launched, the of the Revolutionary Guards said on Wednesday.

The on Monday re-imposed sanctions on Iran's oil, and transport sectors and threatened more action to stop Tehran's missile and nuclear programmes and curb its influence in countries such as Syria, and .

"The enemy is trying to strike a blow against through a soft war and an economic war but they will face a heavy defeat," Revolutionary Guards was quoted as saying by the state agency

"has been able to advance in any area that the enemy has placed sanctions on Islamic Iran," he said.

Separately, Salami said Lebanon's Hezbollah had in a "death grip",

"Today the Zionists are surrounded and are flailing between life and death," he said.

Iran and Hezbollah are key military supporters of Syrian has staged repeated air raids against and allied militia in

(Reporting by Babak Dehghanpisheh; Editing by Robin Pomeroy)

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First Published: Thu, November 08 2018. 05:04 IST