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Rohani Says Iran Facing ‘Economic War’

Analysts Weigh in With Risks and Highlights

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21 May 2019
Rohani Says Iran Facing ‘Economic War’
Iranian President Hassan Rohani declared Monday that he is seeking expanded executive powers to push back against the “economic war” being waged against his country by the US and its regional allies, adding that although he theoretically favors a negotiated solution to the current standoff "Today's situation is not suitable for talks and our choice is resistance only." US President Donald Trump, meanwhile, told reporters in Washington that "With Iran, we'll see what happens. But they've been very hostile. They've truly been the No.1 provocateur of terror. I think Iran would be making a very big mistake if they did anything. If they do something, it will be met with great force but we have no indication that they will. We'll have no choice."

Meanwhile, reports emerged on Monday that the Islamic Republic has made a 400% increase in its production of low enriched uranium, one week after Iranian officials announced that they would stop keeping some of their commitments under the 2015 JCPOA nuclear agreement.

Finally, reports have surfaced in various media outlets that increased economic sanctions on Iran are having a strong downward effect on its ability to support terrorist groups like Lebanese Hezbollah.

Here is a video about a new project designed to keep track of Iran’s support for terrorism

Here is a recently released podcast which gives some commentary on current events

Here is a video giving some further analysis of the situation


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