The United States has sanctioned Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif because they fear his negotiating skills, Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said in a tweet early on Thursday.
“The peak of stupidity and inconsistency of America’s leaders is at a point where they don’t recognize Dr. Zarif as being influential in Iran’s policy but with the ultimate ignorance they sanction him!” Mousavi wrote. “The Americans have a strong fear of the logic of Dr. Zarif and his negotiating skills.”
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in a tweet on Wednesday that the United States sanctioned him because he is a threat to its agenda, APA reports quoting Reuters.
The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions on Zarif, the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control said on its website.
“The US’ reason for designating me is that I am Iran’s ‘primary spokesperson around the world’,” he wrote. “Is the truth really that painful? It has no effect on me or my family, as I have no property or interests outside of Iran. Thank you for considering me such a huge threat to your agenda.”