2020-October-30 17:32
2020-October-12  14:04

Iran: US Suffering Sanctions Madness

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian foreign ministry on Monday blasted the US embargoes against the country’s banking system, and said the American officials' sanctions policy against Iran is driven by madness.

“These are really theatrical shows. We do not say that they are not effective. They have left serious damage,” Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said.

“All measures adopted by the US are driven by the fact that they have failed in any step they have taken and now they are suffering from a sanction madness,” he added.

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh

Khatibzadeh described the new US sanctions as psychological warfare, and ensured the Iranian nation that the government will make the US make up for the harms inflicted on Iran.

The US Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control on Thursday imposed sanctions on 18 Iranian banks and financial institutes in a move to bring the Iranian people to their knees.

The Trump administration decided to impose new sanctions on Iran's financial sector in defiance of European allies who warned that the move could have devastating humanitarian consequences on the country.

In relevant remarks, Iranian Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the Vienna-Based International Organization Kazzem Qaribabadi condemned the latest round of the US sanctions against Iran’s banking system, and said the US economic terrorism against the Iranian nation has no limit.

"The criminal moves of the US regime in threatening the lives of ordinary people through economic terrorism seem unending," Qaribabadi wrote in an Instagram post on Friday.

“On the one hand, they [the Americans] claim that the import of medicine and food is not subject to sanctions, but on the other hand, they completely block the channels for the payment of the import of these items," he went on to say.

“By now, this pervert American game should be revealed to everyone," Qaribabadi added. 

The Iranian diplomat urged the European governments to take actual steps against US unilateralism and warmongering instead of merely expressing regret.