The vice president of Iran said his country will break the 'grasping hands' of newly re-elected President Obama.
Mohammad Reza Rahimi, known for his hardline anti-Western statements, also said that Iran will overcome sanctions imposed by the United States.
The punitive measures have hit his country's economy hard in the past months.
Meanwhile, Iranian officials dismissed the impact of Obama's re-election, saying it will have little impact on Washington's Iran policy.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad mocked the cost of U.S. election campaigning.
"Just take a look at the situation in Europe and the U.S.," Ahmadinejad said at a Democracy forum Thursday. An "election, which is one of the manifestations of the people's will, has become a battleground for the capitalists and an excuse for hasty spending."