Rouhani: Iranian banks main targets of sanctions

President Hassan Rouhani said Iranian banks were the main targets of sanctions imposed against the country in the past few years.

Addressing the annual meeting of Iran’s Central Bank here on Saturday, he said that during years of sanctions banks acted as the veils which carried blood to various parts of the nation’s economy.

He blasted certain acts in the past which resulted in practical looting of the nation of its assets under the pretext of trying to overcome sanctions and said pressures against the Iranian banking system was probably the worst done against the nation.

The President further noted that the country suffered very harsh conditions because of the sanctions enemies imposed against the Iranian economy in all areas including shipping, insurance, banking, precious stones, petrochemical industry and auto industry.

Pointing to the nuclear negotiations between Iran and the 5+1, he said no single country could be found in the world which believed Iran was the loser of the talks.

Even the countries that are not in friendly terms including the evil regime which is busy plotting against Iran admit the point and say Iran has been deceiving the six world powers who were involved in the negotiations, President Rouhani added.

The President said that even in the US those who were against the nuclear deal never say Iran was the loser but rather believe the US was cheated.