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Iran calls US new sanctions clear insult to legal, international mechanisms

ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency

Wed / 17 October 2018 / 16:01

Tehran (ISNA) – Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman stressed on Wednesday that US new invalid sanctions against Iran are clear insult to legal and international mechanisms and show the spitefulness of the government of America toward the Iranian people.

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman, Bahram Qassemi in a statement reacted to the new sanctions, saying, "The new US sanctions are part of Washington's psychological warfare against the people of Iran".

"We regard this step as open outrage of the United States against international legal mechanisms, which is associated with the blind hatred of the US towards the people of Iran," he added.

The US Treasury on Tuesday announced fresh sanctions on Iranian banks, including Bank Mellat and Mehr Eqtesad Bank.

According to an announcement on Treasury's website, the US is also imposing sanctions on Iran Tractor Manufacturing Company, Esfehan's Mobarakeh Steel Company, and other companies linked to investment, commodities and engineering.

The Treasury imposed sanctions on a multibillion-dollar financial network that supports the Basij Resistance Force affiliated with Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

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