Iranian president Hassan Rouhani has called for unity among the country’s political factions amid “Unprecedented” pressure.
That came during a meeting rouhani held with a group of political activists in Tehran Saturday.
Rouhani said Iran is facing an “all-out war” of economic and political pressure from U.S. sanctions.
He described the pressure as worse than what was brought against the country during the Iran-Iraq war of the 1980’s.
But Rouhani stressed that Iran would never bow to the pressure, saying “giving in is not consistent with our culture and religion.”
It comes as the United States moves military assets to the Middle East and the neighboring Persian Gulf.
President Trump has said, however, that he is open to speaking with iranian leaders.