A raft of new US sanctions has expected to evoke anger in Tehran, with President Hassan Rouhani saying the “terrorist operation” hinders Iran’s anti-pandemic effort and telling compatriots to “send curses” to the White House.
The fresh round of penitentiary measures announced this week by the US which targets 27 individuals & entities in Iran, taking aim at the country’s defense and nuclear industries.
Their assets in the United States will be frozen, Americans will be restrained from dealing with them. The foreign governments and companies engaging in transactions with those targeted may also be exposed to US penalties.
“The Americans recently impose tens of billions of dollars in damage on Iran,” President Hassan Rouhani proclaim while talking to the nation.
The fresh round of penitentiary measures are unjust, inhumane, terrorist operations, and savagery towards Iranians, he said. He said these measures have stopped medicines and food from coming into the Islamic Republic as it continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic.
Rouhani further blasted US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, one of the bellwethers of the “maximum pressure” policy, who recently bragged about “denying Iran’s regime $70 billion in revenue.”
The Iranian president cut up no words calling him “a gentleman whose title is the foreign minister but who is the minister of crimes.”
Reiterating previous official oratory, Rouhani advised Iranians: “Let us send our curses and bitterness to the right address. The one who commits the crime is the White House.”
Washington cited a UN Security Council resolution that inscribes the pact and still lists the US as a signatory, but its attempts to secure the global organization’s support for the penalties ended in a fiasco.
Meanwhile, other signatories to the pact – including Russia and therefore the European trio of France, Germany, and therefore the UK – have repeatedly stressed the “snapback” is null and void because the US isn’t a celebration to the deal.