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Rouhani defiant as US re-imposes measures

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Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has vowed to "break" swingeing sanctions re-imposed by the US targeting core parts of the economy.

The Trump administration is restoring all sanctions lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal in a bid to pressure Iran.

They will hit oil exports, shipping and banks, and make it difficult to do business with the oil-rich nation.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Iran must "act like a normal country, or see its economy crumble".

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