In a post on his Twitter account on Tuesday, Saeed Khatibzadeh denounced the fresh US sanctions against a number of Iranian officials and entities over rights allegations, saying the intensification of anti-Iran measures will fail to create leverage and also runs counter to the anticipated seriousness and goodwill at a time that Iran and the remaining signatories to the 2015 nuclear deal are in the midst of a new round of talks on the removal of the American sanctions.
The US Treasury and State Department on Tuesday announced sanctions against a dozen Iranian government officials and organizations over accusations of human rights abuses.
“Even amid Vienna talks, US cannot stop imposing sanctions against Iran,” Khatibzadeh said.
“Washington fails to understand that ‘maximum failure’ & a diplomatic breakthrough are mutually exclusive. Doubling down on sanctions won’t create leverage — and is anything but seriousness & goodwill,” he added.
The new sanctions targeted eight Iranian individuals and four organizations that the US administration claimed without providing…