New hard-hitting sanctions have been levied on Iran by President Donald Trump in retaliation of shooting down US drone in Strait of Hormuz while Iran has described them as idiotic.
The sanctions also targeted the highest authority in Iran Ayatollah Khamenei as the United States considers him behind for hostile attitude of the country. Foreign Minister of Iran, Javad Zarif has blamed US thirst for war and for destroying peace. He further said that the US decision has closed the chance of negotiations between both countries forever. US-Iran tensions have mounted in recent months and gulf tanker attacks have further intensified the situation.
According to the United States Treasury Department, eight senior commanders of Iran’s IRGC has become the target of US sanctions. Mr. Mnuchin revealed that it will also be implemented on Foreign Minister Javad Zarif in this week.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called the US decision against the Supreme Leader as ‘outrageous and idiotic’. Tehran is ready to breach the enriched uranium restrictions on Thursday in retaliation of US sanctions on Iran. The main purpose of the United States to tightening the squeeze is to force Tehran to surrender or accept talks. The US wants Iran to close down its nuclear program and stop missile manufacturing.
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