Analysis by PMOI/MEK
Iran, June 25, 2019 - The Iranian regime’s response to a new series of “hard-hitting” sanctions imposed by the United States reveals how deep the impact these new measures will be taking.
The mullahs ruling Iran, known to be the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism, are describing Washington’s new measures – signed into law by U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday through an executive order – as a “permanent closure” of a path of diplomacy between the two countries.
Tehran’s statement, issued Tuesday by the regime’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was the latest rhetorical volley between the U.S. and Iran following the downing of an American drone by the regime’s terrorist-designated Revolutionary Guards (IRGC).
“Imposing useless sanctions on Iran’s Supreme Leader (Ali Khamenei) and the commander of Iran’s diplomacy (mullahs’ Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif) is the permanent closure of the path of diplomacy,” Iranian regime Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi tweeted.
“Trump’s desperate administration is destroying the established international mechanisms for maintaining world peace and security,” he added in an obvious attempt by Iran’s regime to save face in response to the surmounting amount of sanctions imposed by Washington.
Khamenei, his office and eight senior IRGC commanders are now sanctioned following the measures imposed on Monday by Trump.
“Sanctions imposed through the executive order that I’m about to sign will deny the Supreme Leader and the Supreme Leader’s Office, and those closely affiliated with him and the office, access to key financial resources and support,” Trump said.
“The assets of [Khamenei] and his office will not be spared from the sanctions.”
Iranian opposition President Maryam Rajavi, head of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), welcomed the new U.S. sanctions and emphasized how the Iranian Resistance has long been calling for an end to appeasement and the West adopting a firm policy vis-à-vis Tehran.
“Sanctioning Khamenei & his office, the epicenter of crime, corruption & terrorism in Iran, is spot-on and most imperative. These sanctions must be combined with blacklisting of the mullahs’ Ministry of Intelligence & Security (MOIS), which has blocked the uprising for a Free Iran.”
Sanctioning Khamenei & his office, the epicenter of crime, corruption & terrorism in #Iran, is spot-on & most imperative. These sanctions must be expanded to the mullahs’ Ministry of Intelligence & Security (MOIS), which has blocked the uprising for a #FreeIran.— Maryam Rajavi (@Maryam_Rajavi) June 24, 2019