Iran vows retaliation after EU, Britain slap sanctions
Tehran, Iran | bazzup | Iran on Tuesday vehemently denounced fresh sanctions put in place by the European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom and pledged to retaliate.
Nasser Kanaani, a spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry, said in a statement that Iran reserves the right to retaliate against such “failed policies” and that it will soon publish a fresh list of sanctions against the “human rights violators and sponsors of terrorism” in the EU and Britain.
In reaction to the country’s recent protests, the EU on Monday announced sanctions on more than 30 Iranian officials and organizations, including sections of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps. On the same day, additional sanctions against Iran were also imposed by the United States and Britain.
According to Kanaani, the EU and Britain’s action shows that they were misinformed about Iran’s realities and that their sanctions against Iranian lawmakers as well as judicial, military, police, and cultural figures are an expression of their “desperation, frustration, and anger” over their recent “abject failure” to incite unrest in the nation despite their efforts and high costs.
“The Iranian nation’s commitment and will to combat foreign interference and conspiracies will not be affected by the sanctions,” he said.
Mahsa Amini, 22, who had collapsed at a police station a few days earlier and died on September 16, 2022, in a hospital in Tehran, sparked protests in Iran. Iran has charged certain Western nations, including the United States, with “inciting.