The United States imposed new sanctions aimed at cutting off funds for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government.
The Iranian nation has proved to be powerful enough to deal with the pressures of sanctions and the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, President Hassan Rouhani said.
Iran’s Ambassador to China Mohammad Keshavarz-Zadeh said that assisting the US to intensify its sanctions loop against Iran is unacceptable by any justification.
The EU's diplomatic chief on Friday attacked the US over its use of economic sanctions while citing Iran as one of the victims of the American policy.
President Vladimir Putin of Russia and Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel in a phone call on July 15 said there is "no point" in sanctions' pressure against Iran.
China said Friday it will retaliate against US officials and institutions following Washington’s imposition of sanctions on three local officials of the ruling Communist Party over what Washington claims human rights abuses in the northwestern region of Xinjiang.
Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf called for an end to unilateral sanctions imposed by the United States on various countries, including Iran, that are grappling with the COVID-19 crisis.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday that the Trump administration was imposing sanctions on five Iranian ship captains who had delivered gasoline to Venezuela.
Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf denounced the latest round of American coercive economic measures against Syria.
A senior adviser to the Iranian parliament speaker said the US’ fresh sanctions against Syria, imposed under the Caesar Act, constitute a violation of human rights and international treaties.