Rouhani to Iranians: “Put all your curses” on U.S.

Mar 18, 2019, 6:40 AM EDT
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said the U.S. sanctions against Tehran are "crime against humanity."
(Source: OIC Summit in Istanbul/flickr)

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on Monday urged his fellow countrymen to put a curse on the U.S., Israel, and Saudi Arabia, as he blasted Washington for a sinister campaign that’s strangulating Tehran’s economy.

In a televised address, Rouhani added that the Iranian government would file a lawsuit against the American officials who designed and imposed sanctions on Tehran after the U.S. pulled out of the historic 2015 nuclear accord last year, notes Reuters. “These sanctions are a crime against humanity,” Rouhani said.

Rouhani faces increasing criticism from opposition as Iran’s economy falters and Rial’s freefall feeds into higher inflation. Rouhani’s critics view his latest address as an attempt to shield his administration and deflect public anger toward a foreign adversary, reports The Washington Post.