The US Treasury is not anything more than a”prison warden”, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted Thursday, a day after Washington enforced new sanctions made to fend off the smuggling of olive oil.
The United States on Wednesday blacklisted an”oil for terror” community of companies, ships and people allegedly led by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) for providing Syria with petroleum worth countless millions of dollars in breach of US sanctions.
Request again and you may wind up in the gallows,” Zarif composed on his Twitter account.
Since this past year, when President Donald Trump pulled the United States from a 2015 atomic deal between Iran and Six forces and reimposed sanctions on Tehran, Washington has intensified a US”maximum pressure” campaign directed at removing Iran’s oil exports, its chief source of revenue.
“The only way to Enhance US #EconomicTerrorism (sanctions) would be to decide to free yourself from the hangman’s noose,” Zarif said in their own conversation.
Since May, Iran has begun reducing its compliance with the arrangement aimed at pressuring European parties to the pact to protect its ailing market in the US sanctions.Tehran said on Wednesday it might likewise breach the agreement on Friday.