New U.S. Sanctions on Iran Criticized

Added On October 9, 2020

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted that amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. regime wants to blow up Iran's remaining channels to pay for food and medicine. "Conspiring to starve a population is a crime against humanity." According to a statement issued by U.S. Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin, all property and interests of the property of the designated entities in the United States have been blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in any transactions with them. Financial institutions and other persons might face secondary sanctions if they engage in transactions with designated entities after a 45-day wind-down period. The Washington Post reported on Thursday that the European allies warned these sanctions could have devastating humanitarian consequences on Iran. Barbara Slavin, an Iranian expert at the Atlantic Council, said that new sanctions amid rising coronavirus cases in Iran are "particularly cruel." The United States last month claimed that all pre-2015 UN sanctions against Iran had been restored, a unilateral effort ignored by the international community.