Iran Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs, Abbas Araghchi

Tehran (IP) – Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs underlined that the sanction of the head of the Atomic Energy Organization only proves US anger and desperation for a dead-end policy of maximum pressure.

Iran Press/Iran news: Abbas Araghchi noted in his Instagram account on Friday that Ali Akbar Salehi is a prominent political figure and scientist of Iran's nuclear program, and today's nuclear science of our country under his management is taking the highest scientific and practical steps, He said that Ali Akbar Salehi's sanction only proves the US anger.

Recent efforts to reduce nuclear commitments have shown that, contrary to what some have claimed, not only all nuclear capabilities (including enrichment and heavy water) remain intact, but today Iran's capabilities in the field of peaceful nuclear technology are not essentially comparable with era before the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)Iran Press reported.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi also said in this regard: Salehi's sanction will not have any impact on the peaceful development of the Islamic Republic of Iran's nuclear program.

He also went on to say that lt is not the first time that he has been placed on the list of unilateral and illegal sanctions; just as it is not the first time Iranian nuclear scientists have been targeted by the US and the Zionist regime's animosity."

 The United States Department of the Treasury blacklisted the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran and its chief Ali Akbar Salehi.

The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) in a statement on Thursday announced that Salehi is subject to secondary sanctions.

Based on these sanctions, the properties of the listed individuals in US territory will be confiscated and the US citizens will not be permitted to have any deal with them.

Earlier, The US Department of Treasury added the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) to the sanctions list claiming it is for the fight against terrorism.

US Department of the Treasury also sanctioned three Iranian firms and a Chinese company under the pretext of working with the IRGC.

The US President Donald Trump had also assassinated the IRGC Quds Force Commander Lieutenant General Qasem Soleimani in the framework of state terrorism.


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