Published: 2023-08-29 16:53
Last Updated: 2023-09-27 19:55
Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi said on Tuesday that the West had failed to isolate his country, AFP reported.
"The enemy tried to follow two strategies: one was to isolate Iran from the world and the other was to discourage the Iranian nation," Raisi said.
"It failed with both strategies. It didn't succeed in isolating Iran," he told a news conference in Tehran.
Raisi was referring to sanctions imposed on Iran since the United States torpedoed the nuclear deal in 2018, as well as protests that erupted in September 2022 over a young woman's death in custody.
The president said Iran was continuing to seek "the lifting of sanctions" through negotiations to revive the 2015 nuclear accord.4
But he added "we are not tying the country's economy to the wishes" of Western countries.