This year, people have taken part in the rallies ever more enthusiastically to condemn Washington's anti-Iran policies as the U.S. government has chose to re-impose what it calls crippling sanctions on Tehran on November 5. United Nations inspectors say Iran is abiding by an agreement reached with Trump's predecessor Barack Obama to draw down its nuclear program.
China, India, South Korea, Japan and Turkey - all top importers of Iranian oil - are among eight countries expected to be given temporary exemptions from the sanctions to ensure crude oil prices are not destabilised. Note, too, that the Administration didn't spare the European Union from the oil sanctions following its refusal to cooperate with helping the USA renegotiate Barack Obama's flawed nuclear deal with Tehran.
The sanctions end all US economic benefits America granted to Tehran for its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers and in particular target Iran's vital oil industry.
The measures are part of a wider effort by the US President to curb Tehran's missile and nuclear programs and diminish the Islamic Republic's influence in the Middle East. SUBSCRIBE NOW and hit the bell to be the first in the know.
The ministry's spokesman, Bahram Ghasemi, says that Iranians "have experienced more extensive sanctions" and that they are "not a new issue".
Oil markets have been anticipating the sanctions for months and the world's biggest producers have been increasing output. "We expect to see more progress as our sanctions start to bite".
The new American sanctions particularly hurt Iran's vital oil industry, a crucial source of hard currency for its anemic economy.
Iranian state media said millions turned out for rallies in most cities and towns around the country, swearing allegiance to the clerical establishment and its hardline authority, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
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The US appears to have heeded Alamolhoda's warning as the sanctions, announced today by US secretary of state Mike Pompeo, fell short stopping oil exports from Iran entirely.
Fortunately today, the U.S. is more isolated than ever following its withdrawal from the JCPOA, said Rouhani, adding "almost all countries in the world except for a few are standing with us against the United States, and that is the victory of our diplomacy".
The sanctioned Iranian entities include 50 Iranian banks, 200 individuals, vessels tied to Iran's shipping and energy sector, and more than 65 Iranian aircraft.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Iran would to continue to sell its oil despite Washington's "economic war". "We are in the economic war situation".
"US bullying is backfiring. It's the reason for President Trump's policy".
But the sanctions on Iranian oil exports also reportedly exempt several of the world's largest economies.
All of the other signatories - China, the European Union, France, Germany, Iran, Russia and the United Kingdom - have remained in the deal. "We have to stand to win." the president said. "Right now they just want to survive", he told a rally in Tennessee, Reuters reported.