Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Wednesday that the United States made a mistake in sanctioning its country and "definitely defeating it," Reuters said.
Rouhani's comments come after the Trump administration had previously introduced sanctions against the country this month after quitting the 2015 Iran nuclear deal in May.
"The Americans are definitely defeated on this path. The road they have chosen is wrong and wrong, "Rouhani told Truzhin news agency Tasnim, according to Reuters.
" If they are honest and looking for regional security, this is not the way. If they are honest and respect the Iranian people, this is not the way. "
" They have become more notorious in the world and in front of our people, "he added.
" It is clear to all that America's improper and cruel sanctions will harm the honorable and honorable people of our country. "
In addition to the Iranian energy sector, sanctions also affect the Iranian shipping, shipbuilding and financial sectors.
White House national security adviser John Bolton said earlier this month that more sanctions on Iran are likely to be imposed.
The Trump administration said its goal was to force Iran to end its "vicious activities" in the Middle East and curtail its nuclear arsenal.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed that eight countries will temporarily be relinquished to continue buying oil from the country.