Iran President: U.S. economic pressure won't defeat us

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani says the United States will not defeat Iran with economic pressure.

In a live broadcast on state TV, Rouhani says: "The Iranian nation will not be defeated by America, the White House could not defeat the Iranian nation."

Rouhani referred to recently imposed sanctions by the U.S., which have made conditions for Iranians difficult, saying: "But at the end of the road, the victory is ours."

Rouhani called the U.S. a "bully" for its measures against Iran.

Last year, the U.S. withdrew from a nuclear deal between Iran and world powers and re-imposed sanctions on Iran targeting the country's oil sector.

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