Iran: US sanctions will open doors to ‘drugs, refugees and bombs and assassination’ in west

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Saturday that U.S. sanctions against Iran will result in an influx of "drugs, refugees and bombs and assassination" in the west.

Speaking at an anti-terrorism event in Tehran, Rouhani claimed that "boycotting Iran undermines our ability to fight drugs and terrorism," according to Iran's Tasnim News Agency.

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"By making Iran weaker through sanctions, many people will not be safe. Those who do not believe what we say, they had better look at the map," Rouhani added.
 
He said Iran spends millions each year against drug trafficking, "the results of which guarantees more health for people from Eastern Europe to Western America and from Northern Africa to Western Asia."
 
"I warn all those who boycott, that if our abilities in fighting drugs and terrorism in their origins is undermined, you will not be able to survive the debris of drugs, refugees and bombs and assassination," he added.
 
The Trump administration in August reimposed sanctions against Iran that had been lifted as part of a nuclear agreement reached under the Obama administration. The sanctions had been lifted in exchange for limits on Iran's nuclear program.