The statement was made Tuesday (21/9/2021) in his first speech at the United Nations as head of state.
He embodied a series of direct criticisms of the United States in the speech.
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“Sanctions are a new way of the US war with the countries of the world,” said President Ebrahim Raisi.
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Although around 100 heads of state and government attended a meeting of the leaders of the UN General Assembly in New York this week, Raisi delivered his remarks from Tehran, or remotely as several other government leaders have chosen.
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Raisi, who was sworn in last month after the election, is a conservative cleric and former head of the judiciary close to Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.