Iranian president calls US sanctions an economic war on Iran

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Monday described US sanctions imposed on Iran as an economic war and said an economic war is more brutal than a military war.

Rouhani spoke at the inauguration of the final phase of the sprawling Persian Gulf Star refinery in Bandar Abbas. The refinery has a capacity of 400,000 barrels a day, about 20% of Iran's total refining capacity.

Tensions between Tehran and Washington escalated after US President Donald Trump decided last May to withdraw the US from the Iran nuclear deal and re-impose sanctions on Iran.

Source: VOV5