Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh blasted the US administration for paving its predecessor’s path of increasing sanctions, and said that Washington should have come to realize by now that it has no choice other than respecting the Iranian people’s rights and respecting them.
“The current US officials are taking the failed path of the previous administration while Washington needs to know that there is no way but to give up its sanctions addiction and to use respectful behavior and language towards Tehran,” Khatibzadeh said.
Khatibzadeh’s remarks came in reaction to the US Treasury Department’s action of including four Iranian citizens in the US sanctions list due to imaginary charges.
He pointed out that Supporters and businessmen of sanctions in the United States have seen their sanctions toolbox empty due to Iran’s maximum resistance, and this time, by resorting to Hollywood scenarios, they are trying to keep alive the sanctions atmosphere.
“Washington should know that it has no choice but to quit its addiction to sanctions and use appropriate words and respectful behaviour for Tehran,” he added.
Washington has sanctioned four Iranian intelligence operatives behind an alleged failed plot to kidnap a US journalist and human rights activist, the US Treasury Department claimed on Friday.
Those sanctioned include senior Iran-based official Alireza Shahvaroqi Farahani, as well as Iranian officials Mahmoud Khazein, Kiya Sadeqi and Omid Noori, the US Treasury claimed.