Iran dismisses US efforts at UN sanctions as currency drops

Iran dismisses US efforts at UN sanctions as currency drops
Iran dismisses US efforts at UN sanctions as currency drops


Iran dismissed U.S. efforts to restore all U.N. sanctions on the country as mounting economic pressure from Washington pushed the local currency drops ever on Sunday.


Iran’s currency dropped to 272,500 to the U.S. dollar at money exchange shops across Tehran.


The rial has lost more than 30% of its value to the dollar since June as sweeping U.S. sanctions on Iran continue to crush its ability to sell oil globally.


Iran’s currency was at 32,000 rials to the dollar at the time of Tehran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, which was signed by the Obama administration but which the Trump administration pulled the U.S. from.


As the currency plummeted, Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh slammed the Trump administration’s declaration Saturday that all U.N. sanctions against Iran have been reimposed because Tehran is not complying with the nuclear deal. currency drops


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The U.S. move has been rejected as illegal by most of the rest of the world and sets the stage for an ugly showdown at the world body ahead of its annual General Assembly this week.Even before the U.S. declaration, other Security Council members had vowed to ignore it.They say the U.S. lost legal standing to invoke snapback sanctions when President Donald Trump withdrew from the nuclear deal in 2018 and began reimposing U.S. sanctions on Iran.The Iranian government spokesman said the snapback sanctions have only happened in “the fantastical world” of the Trump administration. He said the U.S. stands on the wrong side of history.“They are attempting to make everyone believe it, but nobody is buying it except for themselves,” Khatibzadeh said during his weekly press briefing on Sunday.“It is a television show whose sole presenter, viewers, and those cheering it on are Mr. Pompeo himself and a handful of others.
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