xi's moments
Home | Middle East

Iran condemns US new sanctions

Xinhua | Updated: 2020-01-12 09:15

Mourners react as they attend the funeral of Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis in Baghdad, Iraq, Jan 4, 2020. [Photo/Agencies]

TEHRAN, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) -- Iran's Foreign Ministry on Saturday condemned new US sanctions on some Iranian industrial companies and Iranian officials.

On Friday, the United States imposed more sanctions on Iran in retaliation for its missile attack on US forces in Iraq.

The sanctions targeted Iran's manufacturing, mining and textile sectors as well as senior Iranian officials who Washington said were involved in the Jan. 8 attack on US military bases in Iraq.

"Unfortunately, the Americans have adopted unilateral, illegal and fruitless behavior, and are insisting on that," the Foreign Ministry Spokesman, Abbas Mousavi, said.

"The Americans have sanctioned those industry sectors which are directly related to the daily life of millions of people," said Mousavi.

These sanctions further reveal US "hostile" policies towards Iran, he said, adding that however, they are doomed to failure.

Global Edition
Copyright 1995 - . All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.
License for publishing multimedia online 0108263

Registration Number: 130349