Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh on Saturday expressed Iran's resolve to develop its oil industry despite US sanctions, overseeing the signing of a deal to domestically develop the Yaran oilfield in southwestern Khuzestan province.
China said Friday it will retaliate against US officials and institutions following Washington’s imposition of sanctions on three local officials of the ruling Communist Party over what Washington claims human rights abuses in the northwestern region of Xinjiang.
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said regardless of who wins the forthcoming presidential election in the United States, the next American government must make up for the losses that its predecessor has inflicted on the Iranian nation.
Iran’s envoy to the United Nations (UN) called for an end to unilateral sanctions imposed by the United States on various countries as the restrictive measures hamper their fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
The brutal sanctions imposed by Western countries on the Islamic Republic have stymied Iran’s capacity to fight drug trafficking by depriving it of the necessary equipment, said a senior Iranian police official.
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi in a message referred to US sanctions against Iranian ship captains, saying Iran and Venezuela remain steadfast in countering unlawful sanctions.
Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem accused the United States on Tuesday of “seeking to starve the people” of Syria by imposing new sanctions and opening the door for “terrorism” to return to the country.
Iran’s Law Enforcement Force censured the US move to levy sanctions on a number of its high-ranking members, saying the measure is a result of the American government’s despair in the face of the Iranian nation’s resolve and resilience.
President Hassan Rouhani said sanctions imposed on Iran by Western countries, especially the United States, have failed to weaken the Iranian nation’s will and this has been proven through incessant inauguration of development projects under the toughest sanctions.
Iran called on South Korea to release billions of dollars of oil-export revenue, arguing that Seoul is buckling to pressure from the United States and illegally withholding the Islamic Republic’s funds.