Iran Strongly Condemns G-7 Financial Statement as ‘Baseless, Delusional’
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Nasser Kana'ani strongly deplored a communiqué from the finance ministers of the Group of Seven (G-7) accusing Tehran of involvement in illicit financial activities, and advised them to reverse their deplorable performance and policy of appeasement in obedience to the US sanctions.
At the end of a summit in Niigata, a costal Japanese city, the G-7 finance ministers and central bank governors claimed in a statement that they were concerned about “illicit financing risk emanating from Iran".
In responce, Iran categorically condemned the accusation leveled by financial leaders of the G-7, urging them to end their complicity in illegal US sanctions instead of making unfounded charges against the country.
“We strongly condemn that part of the G-7 finance ministers’ statement that makes a completely baseless and delusional accusation against the Islamic Republic of Iran,” Kana’ani said on Thursday.
He called on the small group of countries “that are trying to impose their wishes” on others to “stop their deplorable practice of accompanying and appeasing the illegal US sanctions which violate the fundamental principles of international law and human rights against the great Iranian nation".
The spokesperson added that the G-7 members should be held accountable for their gross violations of international regulations instead of approving and being complicit in “unilateral and unfair positions” on the Iranian nation.
In quitting the 2015 nuclear deal, former President Donald Trump restored sanctions on Iran as part of what he called the “maximum pressure” campaign against the country. Those sanctions are being enforced to this day by the Joe Biden administration, even though it has repeatedly acknowledged that the policy has been a mistake and a failure.
Tehran says it will not be able to trust Washington as long as Biden continues the wrong policy of maximum pressure and sanctions practiced by Trump against Iran. Iranian officials say the Biden administration has yet done nothing but hollow promises to lift sanctions against Tehran. They blast the US addiction to sanctions, and slammed the POTUS for continuing his predecessor's policy on Iran.