Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who held a phone conversation with his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, on Saturday, called the sanctions imposed on Tehran by the United States an “act of terrorism” and warned that should the “economic war” continue, it will affect the world, presidential press services noted.

“He [Rouhani] also described US sanctions against the Iranian nation an act of terrorism and a fully-fledged economic war”, the press service said in a statement published on the president’s official website late on Saturday.

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