Iran's Supreme Leader: U.S. Sanctions Are Hurting Iran

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei meets with people of Qom, in Teheran, Iran, January 9, 2019. Official Khamenei website/Handout via REUTERS

Reuters: 'Unprecedented' U.S. sanctions are pressuring Iran: Khamenei

GENEVA (Reuters) - U.S. sanctions are putting unprecedented pressure on Iranians while “first class idiots” are running Washington’s policy, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday.

U.S. President Donald Trump last year pulled out of an international pact on Iran’s nuclear program and re-imposed sanctions intended to scupper Tehran’s oil exports, curb its missile program and clip its regional influence.

The measures have hit Iran’s economy hard.

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WNU Editor: And for good measure he is calling U.S. officials idiots .... Iran supreme leader calls US officials 'first-class idiots' (ABC News/AP).

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