2020-10-24

U.S. swings sanctions again, Iran’s ambassador to Iraq is”blocked”

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The U.S. government announced additional sanctions on Iran on the 22nd. The blacklisted targets include Iran’s ambassador to Iraq Iraji Masjedi and five Iranian entities. Iran condemned that day.

The U.S. Department of the Treasury issued a statement stating that Masjedi was killed by the U.S. military in Baghdad in January this year.Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps A confidant of senior general Qassim Soleimani.

The statement said:”The Iranian government appointed officials of the Revolutionary Guards as diplomatic ambassadors to achieve its goal of destabilizing the region… Masjdi is responsible for a plan to train and support Iraqi militias. He instructed and With their support, these organizations launched attacks, resulting in the casualties of the US military and other allied forces in Iraq.”

The US embassy and military bases in Iraq have recently encountered a series of rocket attacks. The United States believes that the Iraqi Shiite militia supported by Iran is the black hand behind it.

The other five targets sanctioned by the United States include Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and the Revolutionary Guard’s Overseas Operation Units” The Holy City Brigade”, the Islamic Broadcasting and Television Federation, the Internet Media Federation and a think tank associated with the Revolutionary Guards.

The U.S. Treasury Department claimed that the above-mentioned five organizations used the Internet to spread false information, mislead American voters, and create divisions before the U.S. election. However, the US Treasury Department did not provide evidence.

According to Agence France-Presse, the latest sanctions imposed by the United States on Iran have basically no real impact, because the Iranian Revolutionary Guards,”Holy City”Brigade” has long been on the US sanctions list.

Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs called on the 22nd the Swiss ambassador representing the interests of the United States in Iran to deny the “foul accusation fabricated by the US”.

Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Said Khatibzad said that the U.S. authorities “threw out baseless accusations before the election, with the purpose of shirking responsibilities to promote their pre-set, The undemocratic script”.

The United States unilaterally withdrew from the comprehensive agreement on the Iranian nuclear issue in May 2018 and resumed sanctions on Iran. The US has subsequently imposed sanctions on many occasions. On September 21 this year, the United States announced sanctions on 27 individuals and entities associated with Iran’s nuclear, missile and conventional weapons projects. Iranian officials responded at the time that the US move was”nothing new” and would not have any impact on Iran’s nuclear program. (Wang Hongbin) (Xinhua News Agency special article)

Responsible editor:Hou Qiang