TEHRAN (Iran News) – There is a proverb which is very common in the Persian language and especially among Iranians which says “Old Habits Die Hard” and this proverb can easily be applied to the countries like the U.S. and UK which never stop quitting their habits of sanctions, arrogance and colonialism.
On Thursday, the U.S. Treasury Department placed six Iranian persons and one institution on Washington’s sanctions list under the pretext of their trying to impact on the 2020 U.S. presidential elections and a couple days ago some Iranian nationals and entities were hit with the U.S. sanctions.
This kind of hostile reactions against Iran and Iranians is nothing new and Americans under any of their administrations have taken such hostile actions against Iranians since 1979 when the Islamic Revolution conquered Iran and its impact is currently conquering the world. Since then, the U.S. hostility against Iran has been ignited and sanctions one after the other has been imposed on the Iranians. Under different pretexts.
Reacting to the U.S.’s Thursday decision for slapping Iranians with sanctions, Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman called the new U.S. sanctions against Iran the continuation of Washington’s abortive policies concerning the Islamic Republic.
“The Islamic Republic considers the U.S.’s new sanctioning efforts to be the continuation of [former US president Donald] Trump’s defeated maximum pressure policy,” Saeed Khatibzadeh said on Thursday.
The Iranian official also commented on an anti-Iran statement issued on Thursday following a meeting in the Saudi capital Riyadh between the U.S.’s point man on Iran, Robert Malley, European envoys, and officials from the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council.
The statement repeated the collective countries’ Iranophobic remarks concerning the Islamic Republic’s nuclear work and its regional influence.
Khatibzadeh highlighted the countries’ own history of regional trouble-making and interference, saying the meeting and its concluding statement was “so factitious and lacking in legitimacy that does not warrant a reaction.”
The spokesman said that a recent anti-Iran statement by the United States, the E3 – Britain, France and Germany – as well as the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council is not worth answering.
The Iranian spokesman further condemned the U.S.’s new sanctions on six Iranian individuals and one Iranian entity, underlining that such a failed policy to put more pressure on Iran shows the Americans’ dismay.
Of course Iranians know the U.S. administrations very well and they know that the U.S. officials follow blindly the Zionist regime’s demands and milk the Arab states by creating Iranophobia.
Everybody expected Democrat U.S. President to stop the policy of sanctions or minimize it during his presidential election because during the presidential election campaign in 2020 he had promised to remove sanctions or at least major part of it but practically he has done nothing yet and on the contrary he has continued President Donald Trump’s path of imposing sanctions either on Iran or any other contrary like Nicaragua and Yemen which does not follow the West.
The Biden Administration like the previous administrations in the U.S. is suffering from the sanction disease and they try to bring to their knees resisting countries by imposing sanctions while they have forgotten this point that the era of winning through sanction has ended and nations are ready to tolerate sanctions but they are not ready to bow to the pressures of aliens like the Western states.
So it is better for the Americans and its allies to quit this dirty habit of sanctioning against countries because this will not work any longer. The U.S. is also better to stop spreading Iranophobia in order to milk Arab states through issuing such worthless statements because the Islamic Republic of Iran is now so strong that it does not need any help of foreign forces and it can have proper response to any bullying and it can expel any invasion on its soil.
And Arab states especially in the West Asia are better to realize that the U.S. has never helped its Arab allies in the hard times because it is some part of the nature and habit of this arrogant country and it cannot quit because as the proverb says, “Old Habits Die Hard” and a united Muslim world can shatter the dream of the world arrogance over dominance on the wealth of Muslim states and looting their wealth and the Islamic Republic of Iran has always supported unity among the Muslim and regional countries and it advises the countries in the region not to be fooled with the West’s luring vows because their chief Biden has even so far failed to fulfill the promises that he has given to his own nation.