Iranian Ambassador to Baghdad Iraj Masjedi lashed out at the US’ recent sanction against him, saying that the move will make him more determined to materialize the objectives of the Islamic Republic and the Iranian nation.
“This action of the United States made me more determined to materialize the holy goals of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the people of my country and [once more] confirmed the legitimacy of my goal and acts,” Masjedi said on Friday.
“I was very happy to hear this news. Of course, the terrorist and criminal US regime has once again put me on its criminal sanctions list along with 80 million Iranians,” he noted, adding, “The Iranian people and patients amid the coronavirus outbreak are facing difficulties in receiving medicine and food.”
“The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps and the Quds Force are a document of honor for all freedom-seekers,” the diplomat said, stressing, “Undoubtedly, the Axis of Islamic Resistance, with the firm support of the Islamic Republic of Iran, will continue the path of freedom and relentless combat against the terrorist regime of the United States and the usurper Israel.”
The US Treasury Department announced in a statement on Thursday that Washington has imposed sanctions on Iranian envoy in Iraq, Iraj Masjedi, and two top Lebanese Hezbollah officials.
In a relevant move in June, the US Treasury Department announced in May new sanctions against the Great Tehran Penitentiary in Iran’s capital, the Law Enforcement Forces Cooperative Foundation, and Qarchak Prison and Police Chief Brigadier General Hossein Ashtari. The sanctions are also imposed on a number of other officials in the Iranian Police.
Iranian Law Enforcement Police Spokesman Brigadier General Ahmad Nourian blasted the US sanctions against police commanders as an indication of Washington’s despair and weakness.
“The rusty weapon of sanctions has been used by the US regime against a number of Law Enforcement Police commanders,” General Nourian said on Saturday June 13.
He described the embargos as an indication of the US weakness, despair and confusion in reaction to its failures against the Iranian government and nation’s strong will.
General Nourian underlined the Law Enforcement Police’s efforts to fight against the outlaws and terrorists, and said the sanctions showed that the US has targeted Iran’s security.
Also, US State Department’s Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus has also protested at Iran’s diplomatic ties with Yemen.
Iran confirmed on Saturday October 17 that the country’s new Ambassador to Yemen Hassan Irlou has arrived in Sana’a, noting that he will soon submit his credentials to the Yemeni officials.
“Hassn Irlou, the plenipotentiary and extraordinary ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Yemen, has entered Sana’a,” Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh told FNA.
He added that Irlou will soon submit his credentials to President of Yemen’s Supreme Political Council Mahdi al-Mashat and Foreign Minister of the Yemeni National Salvation Government Hisham Sharaf.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said the United States must end its hostile and destructive activities in the region instead of trying to preach on bilateral ties of Yemen and Iran.