UPDATED 8:00 M PT — Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Iran’s president has called the latest round of sanctions issued by the White House “outrageous and idiotic,” while claiming they have no practical impact on the country.
In a news conference Tuesday, Hassan Rouhani called the move “mentally challenged.” The leader of the Iranian regime said the U.S. is unreliable and will break any agreement.
The sanctions were issued less than a week after Iran shot down a U.S. drone, and aim to block transactions involving any assets Iran’s leaders may hold in the U.S. The White House also placed sanctions directly on the country’s supreme leader.
“You proved to the world yourselves that you are unreliable and break any agreement, and that you do not stick to your signatures,” stated Rouhani. “How do you expect us to negotiate with you all over again?”
This comes as Russia’s national security adviser claimed Iran shot the drone down over Iranian airspace. Their assessment contradicts U.S. claims that the drone was within international airspace.