June 27, 2019
On Tuesday, Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson Abbas Mousavi tweeted that the latest U.S. sanctions against Iran signaled a “permanent” end to diplomatic relations between the two nations.
“Trump’s desperate administration is destroying the established international mechanisms for maintaining world peace and security,” tweeted Mousavi.
On Monday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order placing new sanctions on Iran and its Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and other top officials.
This latest round of sanctions follows Iran downed a U.S. drone last week.
Washington said it would impose additional sanctions on Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif later this week.
In response to the threat of additional sanctions, Mousavi tweeted, “Imposing useless sanctions on Iran’s Supreme Leader (Ayatollah Ali Khamenei) and the commander of Iran’s diplomacy (Foreign Minister Javad Zarif) is the permanent closure of the path of diplomacy.”
“Trump’s desperate administration is destroying the established international mechanisms for maintaining world peace and security,” Mousavi added.
President Trump has said the sanctions were in part of a response to Iran’s downing of the U.S. drone, but that they would’ve been placed anyway.
These sanctions were targeted at Iranian leaders’ financial resources in order to block them from accessing the U.S. financial system or accessing any assets in the U.S.
Iranian ambassador to the United Nations Majid Takht Ravanchi said that Iran would not hold talks with the U.S. as long as it is under the threat of sanctions.
– MK. II