Donald Trump’s decision to target the judiciary head of Iran was not received well, Iran rejects Donal Trump’s new sanctions for the nuclear deal and Iran spoke up guaranteeing a bitter response.
On Friday, Trump agreed to waive key sanctions the US had lifted as part of the nuclear deal with Iran which he has dismissed many times. However, 14 Iranian individuals and entities have newly sanctioned the key, including Iran’s judiciary head, Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani.
The very next day Iran retaliated, the Foreign Ministry stating that the “hostile and illegal act” that the Trump administration has committed by including Larijani on the sanction list “ has gone way beyond all internationally accepted behavior red lines.”
“Iran’s response will be severe, and all consequences of this hostile act will be the responsibility of the United States,” it said.
Iran’s foreign minister, Mohammed Javad Zarif, tweeted Friday that the United States “must bring itself into full compliance — just like Iran,” in reference to the 2015 nuclear deal among Iran and world powers, including Russia.
The new sanctions mostly came in response to the incident of Iranian Government coming down on the peaceful protests that have engulfed the nation recently. Rest were linked to support for the ballistic missile program of the country. These areas are not encompassed by the deal. “The United States will not stand by while the Iranian regime continues to engage in human rights abuses and injustice,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Friday. “We are also targeting Iran’s ballistic missile program and destabilizing activities, which it continues to prioritize over the economic well-being of the Iranian people.”
However, the allies in the deal have publicly expressed reluctance in altering or jeopardizing one of the most complex and geopolitically vital documents on the planet which is based on sensitive understanding.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said Moscow has a “very negative stance” on the decisions and comments made by Trump about Iran, “Our worst expectations are coming true,” Ryabkov stated. The US withdrawal from the Iran deal “will deliver a very serious blow to the whole system of international agreements and to the enhancing of the nuclear nonproliferation regime,” he added.