Analysis by PMOI/MEK
Feb. 24, 2019 - On Saturday, while speaking to a group of regime officials, Iranian regime president Hassan Rouhani admitted that sanctions are causing trouble for Tehran.
“We are in a situation where we’re facing pressure from states that are trying to prevent our country’s scientific advances through sanctions. This is causing problems for us,” Rouhani said.
In November, the U.S. reinstated sanctions against the Iranian regime for its continued terrorist activities and threats to global peace and security. The sanctions set restrictions on the Iranian regime’s oil and banking sector and target various regime institutions involved in malicious behavior, including the Revolutionary Guards and their cover outfits, which are notoriously known for funding terrorist groups and activities abroad. Humanitarian necessities are exempted from the restrictions.
Interestingly, at the time, Rouhani had said that the sanctions would have no effect on the regime.
“A large part of these sanctions are targeted toward our banking and financial relations. Technology will solve this one day. There are already technologies that can address this but we don’t know how much we can trust them," he said in his latest remarks.
According to various reports, the Iranian regime is contemplating the use of cryptocurrencies to circumvent sanctions.