TEHRAN, Oct. 15 (Xinhua) -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that the United States has committed "crime" by imposing sanctions against Iran, official IRNA news agency reported.
It is a "shame" for the United States to ban Iranians' access to food and medicine through sanctions, Rouhani said, calling the anti-Iran sanctions "economic terrorism."
Rouhani stressed that the U.S. pressures, however, would not force the Iranians to their kneels.
"Despite the unjust and unprecedented sanction pressures, the Iranian scientists, researchers, entrepreneurs and producers have done their utmost, and we are on the path of complete self-sufficiency," he said.
U.S. President Donald Trump pulled Washington out of the landmark 2015 Iranian nuclear deal last year and demanded renewed nuclear talks with Iran for more restrictions on the latter's nuclear program.
Washington imposed unprecedented sanctions on Iran's economy, particularly on its oil exports, after Tehran dismissed its demands.