Iran will not surrender its independence and dignity in the face of US pressure even if it is bombed, President Hassan Rouhani said amid Tehran’s ongoing standoff with Washington.
Iran now faces an attack that is more complex than any it had faced before, Rouhani said at a ceremony commemorating the 1980s Iran-Iraq war. The US pressure campaign against Tehran involves “an attack on welfare and living conditions of our people,” he said.

A commander in Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has said that the Persian Gulf is “under the full control” of Iran’s military and US ships are “not a concern,” even as the US claimed…

“We need resistance, so our enemies know if they bomb our land, and if our children are martyred, wounded or arrested, we will not give up on our goals for the independence of our country and our pride,” Rouhani told the gathering.

Rouhani said the culture of “self-sacrifice” must define Iran’s way forward, as he hailed the Iranian people for their resilience in the face of “severe sanctions” imposed by Washington.

He also said that Tehran could still “defeat” the US as well as their allies in the Middle East, including Israel. Earlier on Thursday, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei also said that the Iranian youth would be able to see the demise of Washington and Tel Aviv.

The strong statements came amid spiraling tensions between Washington and Tehran, which have dramatically escalated since last May, when President Donald Trump unilaterally pulled Washington out of a hard-earned 2015 Iranian nuclear deal. Since that time, the US has repeatedly imposed sanctions against the Islamic Republic as well as threatened those who traded with it.

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Washington did not limit itself to economic measures, either. The US recently sent an aircraft carrier strike group and nuclear-capable B-52 bombers to Iran’s doorstep. The demonstration of force has been accompanied by some belligerent rhetoric from the US, including Trump vowing to respond with “great force” to any Iran’s provocation and warned that it would spell “the official end” of Iran. Tehran responded by saying that “economic terrorism and genocidal taunts” would do little harm to the Iranian nation.

Having drummed up the ‘threat’ from Iran and sent ships, bombers and missiles to the Middle East, Washington is now saying its actions have ‘deterred’ Tehran and declaring victory. Who could’ve seen…

The ongoing war of words has even sparked fear among some of the US western allies and the Middle Eastern states that the standoff could eventually spill over into a real armed conflict. However, both the US and Iran have been downplaying these fears.

 

Source: RT

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++++ “The Iranian nation has proved they can carry out great tasks. The Islamic Revolution’s victory and the establishment of the Islamic Republic was a miracle in the bipolarity of Capitalism and Communism. It was like the Israelites crossing the Nile with Moses and his stick.” – Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Twitter, May 23rd, 2019 => Errr, dear Ayatollah, they crossed the Red Sea, not the Nile! To be more precise, they crossed the Red Sea in the gulf of Aqaba, in Nuweiba. Achaeologists+scuba divers even found the remains of pharaoh’s chariots at the bottom of the sea a few years… Read more »

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++++ “Iran will not surrender its independence and dignity in the face of US pressure” => US is not willing Iran to surrender! US hopes Iran to wake up from its 40 years coma and finding back its dignity and independence instead of bowing to the Islamic state that stole the power from Iranian people’s hands… ++++”even if it is bombed, President Hassan Rouhani said” => If SHTF starts, only the regime will bombed! How pretentious assimilating yourself to a country that already rejected your regime! ++++ “an attack on welfare and living conditions of our people,” => With the… Read more »