A mouthpiece for the rogue nation of Iran said today that the United States was founded by a “bunch of hooligans and thugs” and that international sanctions over Iran’s illicit nuclear program have actually benefited the Islamic regime.

Mohammad Reza Rahimi, the first deputy of the Islamic regime’s president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, blamed the West’s sanctions on its fear of Iranian progress in science.

At a ceremony unveiling two cancer medications, Rahimi praised the progress of science in the Islamic Republic and said the sanctions are ineffective.

“Why are there sanctions against us? It’s not because of our science in the nuclear field,” he said, quoted by Khabaronline, a media outlet of the Islamic regime. “The nuclear energy is not an important thing. Specially that the Islamic Republic has announced that it’s not after the nuclear bomb.”

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