Iran to impose counter ban on US
Feb 4, Tehran: Iran has denounced the new sanctions imposed by the US and has decided to impose legal restrictions on American's and entities helping "regional terrorist groups".
According to a Foreign Ministry statement issued late Friday evening, the new sanctions are not compatible with America's commitment and UN reslutin 2231. "The new sanctions ... are not compatible with America's commitments and resolution 2231 of the U.N. A Security Council that endorsed the nuclear deal reached between Iran and six powers," the Iranian Foreign Ministry statement said.
The ministry in retaliation for the U.S. sanctions, stated that Iran will impose legal restrictions on some American individuals and entities that were involved in helping and founding regional terrorist groups.
The US Treasury Department had blacklisted 13 individuals and a dozen businesses as part of the sanctions. The majority of the individuals in question are from Iran, as well as three Chinese nationals and two Arabs.
“Iran’s continued support for terrorism and development of its ballistic missile program poses a threat to the region, to our partners worldwide, and to the United States,” John E. Smith, acting director of the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control, said.
The Oslo Times International News Network