In a statement on Saturday, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi strongly condemned the new US sanctions on Iran’s petrochemical companies, deeming the move an instance of ‘economic terrorism’ and in line with the hostile policies of the White House toward the Iranian nation, ONA reports citing Mehr news agency.
Mousavi said that the US’ policy of maximum pressure is a failed one.
The diplomat went on to describe the call for talks by some American authorities as “deceitful, untrue and merely in service of appealing to the public opinion,” adding that the US’ continued pressure on Iran and imposition of new sanctions are “contrary to the principles and rules of international relations and law, as well as the international obligations of the regime,” which will hold US accountable before the international community.
“All countries have a responsibility to react against the flagrant violations of the fundamental principles of international law and not to allow the international community's achievements in multilateralism to be further ruined by the bullying and unilateral actions of the American governing body,” Mousavi concluded.
On Friday, the United States imposed new sanctions on Iran that target the country's petrochemical industry.