Iranian President Hassan Rohani said his country was "going around with pride" the new US sanctions that were reinstated Monday against Iran's oil and financial sectors.
"I announce that we will proudly bypass your illegal and unjust sanctions as they go against international law," President Rohani said in a televised speech.
Sanctions "illegal and unfair because they go against the international law", adds the president.
"We are in an economic war situation and we face intimidation. I do not think that in American history there has been so far anyone in the White House who contravenes both international law and conventions, "said Rohani.