FILE PHOTO: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a meeting with tribal leaders in Kerbala, Iraq, March 12, 2019. REUTERS/Abdullah Dhiaa Al-Deen/File Photo
May 4, 2019
DUBAI (Reuters) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday Iran should boost non-oil exports and continue oil sales to counter U.S. sanctions, saying Washington was targeting Tehran’s hard currency reserves, state television reported
“America is trying to decrease our foreign reserves … So we have to increase our hard currency income and cut our currency expenditures,” Rouhani said in remarks carried live on Iranian TV.
“We should increase production and raise our (non-oil) exports and resist America’s plots against the sale of our oil,” Rouhani said.
(Reporting by Dubai newsroom; editing by John Stonestreet)