FM Spokesman Slams U.S. for New Bans

Iran News - - DOMESTIC -

TEHRAN – Ira­nian For­eign Min­istry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi yes­ter­day strongly con­demned the U.S. Trea­sury’s an­nounce­ment of new bans on the Is­lamic Re­pub­lic of Iran, say­ing that the move 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 U.S. government’s on­go­ing hos­tile poli­cies and un­wise be­hav­ior against the Ira­nian na­tion, which has con­tin­ued over the past decades in dif­fer­ent ways. These spite­ful poli­cies will have no ben­e­fits for the U.S., 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 U.S., 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 U.S. 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.

Qasemi touched upon the U.S. 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 U.S. 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.

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