U.S. announces additional sanctions, Iran denounces”desperate performance”
The Ministry of Finance imposed sanctions on Iran’s”Oppressed Foundation” and its branches, claiming that this foundation is involved in many areas of Iran’s economy, including finance, energy, construction, and minerals, etc., related to Iran’s Supreme Leader Great Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
In addition, Iran’s Minister of Intelligence and Security Allawi and two Iranian Revolutionary Guards officers have been included in the US sanctions List.
Sanctions are to prohibit Americans from trading with the above-mentioned objects and freeze the assets of the above-mentioned objects in the United States.
The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on the same day that the US government’s”maximum pressure” policy on Iran continues, and there will be more sanctions in the coming weeks and months.
The administration of US President Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew from the comprehensive agreement on the Iranian nuclear issue in 2018, restoring and gradually increasing sanctions against Iran.
The spokesperson of Iran’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations, Mir Yousuf, said on the 18th that the new sanctions are nothing more than a “show of despair” by the Trump administration.
He said that”extreme pressure” is aimed at Iran and its people. The latest sanctions are a continuation of this failed strategy and”will end in failure, just like the previous sanctions.”