London — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday that the government would file a legal case in Iran against US officials who imposed sanctions on the country as a precursor to action in international courts. Rouhani said in a speech broadcast live on state television that US sanctions had created difficulties including a weaker rial currency that has fed into higher inflation. The US reimposed sanctions on Tehran after US President Donald Trump chose to abandon Iran's 2015 nuclear accord in May 2018, which has been negotiated with five other world powers. Rouhani said he had ordered the ministries of foreign affairs and justice "to file a legal case in Iranian courts against those in the US who designed and imposed sanctions on Iran". "These sanctions are a crime against humanity," he added. If the Iranian court finds against the US officials, Iran will pursue the case in international courts of justice, the president said. "The Americans have only one goal: they want to co...

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