President Hassan Rouhani has described the US treasury decision of imposing sanctions on Foreign Minister Mohammad Zarif as ‘childish’. The United States announced the latest measure to put maximum pressure on Iran and said that the move follows Zarif’s support and reckless agenda of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei.
Treasury department from the United States further revealed that Mr. Zarif’s assets in the US will freeze after the sanctions. US-Iran frictions simmered after US withdrawal from the nuclear deal to control Iran’s malign activities. Recent tanker incidents in the Gulf Region also triggered military skirmishes in the shipping region.
In an interview, Mr. Rouhani expressed that the US is showing childish behavior as sometimes it stressed for talks and on the other hand imposes sanctions on our foreign minister. He further said that the US have fears with Mr. Zarif logical interviews and intellect and it had lost the ability to act intelligently.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin called Iranian foreign minister a representative of his country. He also called Iran’s behavior unacceptable.
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