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July 11, 2012 12:12 pm

Khamenei Mocks Sanctions, Claims Iran Stronger Than Ever

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Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Photo: wiki commons.

JPost/Reuters – Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday dismissed harsher sanctions imposed on Iran this month over its disputed nuclear activity, saying the country was “100 times stronger” than before.

A European Union embargo on Iranian crude oil took full effect on July 1 – a joint effort with the United States to force Tehran to curb nuclear energy work the Western powers say is a camouflaged bid to develop bombs, which Tehran denies.

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