Iranian President Hassan Rouhani described the failure of Washington’s full-blown economic war against Iran as a reason President Donald Trump lost reelection.

“Trump did not realize the capacities and realities of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s capabilities at all and acted on the basis of his illusions. The White House’s failure in confrontation with Iran after two and a half years of full-fledged economic war in addition to the failure of his international policies are the reasons behind Trump’s defeat in the recent elections in that country,” Rouhani said in a meeting of the Administration’s Economic Coordination Headquarters on Tuesday.

According to Rouhani, although the US sanctions caused harms to the livelihood of Iranian people, the warmongers that imposed sanctions and predicted a collapse of Iran’s economy in the short term are now leaving the White House, while Iran has emerged victorious in an unequal economic war.