Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has condemned the US Treasury Department’s imposition of new sanctions on Tehran.
In a Wednesday statement, Qassemi said the US Treasury’s announcement of new bans on the Islamic Republic of Iran is aimed at making up for Washington’s failure after it withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal.
“We regard this inappropriate policy and move as part of the US government’s ongoing hostile policies and unwise behaviour against the Iranian nation, which has continued over the past decades in different ways. These spiteful policies will have no benefits for the US, and will only make the Iranian government and nation more determined, patient and resistant than ever to counter the United States’ anti-Iran moves,” the spokesman noted.
“The announcement of new sanctions against Iran, especially putting the name of the governor of the Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran on the list of sanctions, at a time when Iran and Europe have kicked off talks and consultations on the JCPOA without the presence of the US, shows well that the United States has not yet been able to achieve its predetermined anti-Iran objectives by unilaterally pulling out of the JCPOA.”
“Now in the wake of its failure and the destructive fallout from its blatantly wrong predictions and mistakes after unilaterally leaving the JCPOA, the US government is seeking to sway the willpower and decisions of the remaining signatories to the JCPOA and other countries in the world,” said the spokesman.
Qassemi touched upon the US government’s making abuses and excessive demands as it uses different policies and levers to exert force, put forward unwarranted expectations, and make threats against other countries to advance its destructive policies.
“Global reactions to the United States’ withdrawal from the JCPOA showed well that the US president’s illogical and unwise decision which runs counter to all international regulations has affected the credibility and increased the isolation of the US government and caused irreparable damage to the American people. The move also further proved that the great Iranian nation is right to regard the United States and its administrations as unreliable,” he said.