Japan, South Korea and the United States have imposed sanctions on North Korean officials connected to the country’s weapons programs, with Washington saying Pyongyang’s ballistic missiles “pose grave risks to the region and the entire world”.
Iran's Foreign Ministry has denounced as “baseless, illegal and meddlesome” the new rounds of sanctions on the country by the European Union and the UK over what they called Tehran’s use of force in recent riots.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman said the Islamic Republic will “soon” impose sanctions on U.S. and Canadian individuals and institutions for their support of terrorism and inciting violence against the Iranian nation.
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said several institutions and individuals from the European Union will be included in the Islamic Republic’s list of sanctions days after some European countries imposed a set of bans on the country under false pretexts.
Iran vowed Monday an “immediate” response to the European Union as the bloc said it would impose new sanctions on the Islamic Republic over “crackdown” on protests sparked by the death of a young woman.