Trump ally Giuliani says end is near for Iran’s rulers

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US sanctions aim to turn Iranians against government -Khamenei

In a statement on Saturday, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi denied reports that European Union Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini has submitted a package to Iran on the JCPOA, a multilateral nuclear agreement from which the U.S. withdrew in May.

"At a time when the USA is striking at the Iranian regime's economy, we are working to prevent Iran's forces and its proxies from establishing a military presence anywhere in Syria, and we will continue to do so", Netanyahu concluded.

U.S. President Donald Trump will suffocate Iran's "dictatorial ayatollahs", his close ally Rudy Giuliani said on Saturday, suggesting his move to re-impose sanctions was aimed squarely at regime change.

Maryam Rajavi, [Eds: a woman] leader of the People's Mujahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI), told reporters: "Regime change in Iran is within reach as never before, a bright future without execution, torture, discrimination, and suppression".

Iran signed the landmark nuclear deal with the United States, Britain, France, Russia and China plus Germany in 2015 to halt its nuclear weapons program in exchange for sanctions relief.

"Other than this, we will only follow our own national interests", Turkey's Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci said as quoted by daily Hurriyet, adding that "we will pay attention so our friend Iran will not face any unfair actions".

Giuliani told the group of exiles: "Trump doesn't turn his back on freedom fighters".

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Such merchants have mostly been loyal to the leadership since the 1979 Islamic Revolution overthrew the monarchy.

The government and parliament have also set up a committee to study potential buyers of oil and ways of repatriating the income after USA sanctions take effect, Fereydoun Hassanvand, head of the parliament's energy committee, was quoted as saying by IRNA.

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Saturday dismissed the USA political and economic pressures against the Islamic republic as desperate attempts.

Meanwhile, Iranian government leaders have continued calling for Iranian unity in the face of USA attacks.

However, the US efforts to ban Iran's oil exports will be futile as it is not an easy task to block the country's crude from the global market, an Iranian oil official said Wednesday.

"The enemy's plot is creation of rift and division between the (Islamic) Establishment and nation, but such a ploy reveals their stupidity, because they are not aware that the Islamic Republic's Establishment is nothing different from the Iranian nation, as these two are inseparable", Ayatollah Khamenei, Commander-in-Chief of the Iranian Armed Forces, said in a graduation ceremony of cadets at Imam Hussein (AS) University in Tehran on Saturday, Tasnim reported.

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