By Tyler Durden
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is warning the West that targeting his country with sanctions and destroying the economy will have disastrous consequences for Europe, unleashing a “deluge” of drugs, refugees, and the proliferation of terrorist elements.
“I warn those who impose sanctions that if Iran’s ability to fight drugs and terrorism are affected … you will not be safe from a deluge of drugs, asylum seekers, bombs and terrorism,” Rouhani said in a televised speech, according to Reuters.
Iran’s president Hassan Rouhani, via Reuters
It’s rhetoric similar to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s consistent refrain throughout the war, who predicted that the West-Gulf alliance push for regime change in Damascus would unleash refugee chaos on EU shores, and result in terrorists wreaking havoc in European cities, much of which actually came to fruition. Pundits in the US and UK had subsequently accused Syria and Russia of “weaponizing” the refugee crisis, which they will now no doubt accuse Tehran of doing as well.
Rouhani touted Iran’s role in counter-terrorism, something which will fall on deaf ears in the West:
“We have been just as determined in the fight against terrorism … sacrificing hundreds of valuable troops and spending millions of dollars annually,” he …read more
Source:: Zero Hedge