29 May 2024
Sunday 18 June 2017 - 22:07
Story Code : 265191

Shamkhani: US anti-Iranian sanctions target Iran's economy

MNA Irans SNSC HeadShamkhanisaid US aim for imposing sanctions on Iran is to negatively impact the countrys economy, adding necessary decisions have been made as countermeasure for sanctions bill.

Secretary of Irans Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhanisaid the US Senate sanctions bill against Iran was mulled over at the recent meeting of the committee overseeing the implementation of the nuclear deal and appropriate decisions have been made to counter the US violation of the JCPOA.

Shamkhani deemed the US move, regardless of its legal relation to JCPOA, a hostile and illegal act against the Islamic Republic, adding the continuation of the previous US administration's unconstructive policiesagainst Iran shows that American leaders make excuses to escalate tension and instability in region by disregarding internationally accepted norms.

He went on to add, US hardliners and ISIL are two sides of the same coin; both pursue common objectives by different tools to leave adverse effects and securitize the internal sphere of Iran.

Shamkhani further deemed the aggressive anti-Iranian remarks by US Secretary of States a clear example of modern barbarism.

Noting that the US sanctions target Irans economy, Shamkhani added resistance economy and strengthening the internal power structure of the establishment is Irans strategic way for managing economic, political and security changes, with or without sanctions.

The US Senate on Thursday nearly unanimously passed a bill imposing sanctions on Iran over its missile program among other things. The legislation still must pass the House of Representatives and be signed by President Donald Trump to become law.
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