Iran slams new Western sanctions on Amini death anniversary | The Guardian Nigeria News


Iran has hit out at Western countries including arch-foe the United States over what it called their “illegal” decision to impose new sanctions on the Islamic republic.

The United States, Britain and the European Union announced new sanctions on multiple Iranian individuals and entities on Friday, the eve of the first anniversary of Mahsa Amini’s death in police custody.

Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian Kurd, died on September 16, 2022 after her arrest in Tehran for an alleged breach of the Islamic republic’s strict dress code for women.

Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman Nasser Kanani slammed the Western countries’ “illegal and undiplomatic actions” in a statement issued late Friday.

Kanani also condemned the “interventionist actions and statements and ridiculous and hypocritical” displays of support for the protest movement.

He warned European diplomats against what he called such “unconstructive behaviour” which “does not…

Source: Guardian Newspaper