Iran responded to sanctions pressure, US


The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Iran has imposed sanctions against nine individuals and companies from the United States. It is reported by news Agency IRNA.

“They are involved in gross human rights violations and crimes in the occupied Zionist [Israeli] regime areas,” — said in a statement the foreign Ministry of the Islamic Republic.

In particular, the Iranian sanctions are imposed against the shipbuilding firm Huntington Ingalls Industries for the supply of corvettes for the Israeli Navy, as well as in respect of the private intelligence company Booz Allen Hamilton. Her staff is believed in Tehran, closely associated with the CIA and carried out subversive activities against Iran.

The document stresses that Tehran has thus reacted to the US imposed restrictions on several Iranian firms and individuals involved in the implementation of the missile program of the country.

Iran has called the US administration’s decision unacceptable, illegal and contrary to international norms. “Iran has repeatedly emphasized its indisputable right to advancement of defense capabilities, reiterating that it would continue missile program, which does not contradict the international obligations and Resolutions No. 2231 of the UN Security Council in an effort to protect its sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity”, — underlined in the message of the foreign Ministry of Iran.

About the American extension of the sanctions list against the Islamic Republic, it became known on may 17. In addition to Iranian businesses and citizens, under the restrictions were Chinese companies.