U.S. sanctions aim to turn Iranians against government: Khamenei

Iran’s regime is struggling to restore calm in the capital, after three days of protests against the Iranian regime that rocked central and symbolic areas, including the Bazaar the parliament. The protests have focused on the economic crisis in Iran and the feeling that the leadership is disconnected from the concerns of average Iranians.
Iran’s regime is struggling to restore calm in the capital, after three days of protests against the regime that rocked central and symbolic areas, including the Bazaar and  the parliament. The protests have focused on the economic crisis in Iran and the feeling that the leadership is disconnected from the concerns of average Iranians.

U.S. economic pressure on Iran is intended to turn Iranians against their government, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was quoted as saying on Saturday by his website, as Iran faces a likely reimposition of U.S. sanctions.

“They bring to bear economic pressure to separate the nation from the system … but six U.S. presidents before him tried this and had to give up,” Khamenei was quoted as saying by Khamenei.ir, referring to U.S. President Donald Trump.

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