Reacting to his name being included in the US sanctions list, the Iranian ambassador to Iraq Iraj Masjedi said the US action made him more confident in the legitimacy of his goal and actions and strengthened his determination to achieve the "holy goals of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Iranian people."

Iran Press/Middle East: Masjedi stated: "The US terrorist and criminal regime has once again put 80 million Iranians and me on its criminal sanctions list and deprived the people and thousands of children and patients of access to medicine and food at the height of the coronavirus outbreak and under its inhuman pressures."

He also said that the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps and its Quds Force are an honor for all freedom fighters. Without a doubt, the axis of Islamic resistance, with Iran's firm support, will continue the path of freedom and relentless struggle against the US regime and will achieve victory.

On Friday morning, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the US Department of the Treasury put the Iranian ambassador to Baghdad and five Iranian entities on the sanctions list.

"A close adviser to former IRGC-QF Commander Qassem Soleimani, Masjedi played a formative role in the IRGC-QF’s Iraq policy," the US treasury claimed.


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