Iran Slams New Sanctions by US, UK, Canada


Kanaani stressed that Iran’s military capacities were in proportion to its needs to guarantee its national security…reports Asian Lite News

 Iranian Foreign Ministry has strongly condemned the sanctions recently imposed by the US, UK, and Canada on a number of Iranian defence-related individuals and entities.

The condemnation came on Saturday in a statement by Foreign Ministry Spokesman Nasser Kanaani after the three countries on Thursday imposed new sanctions on several Iranian individuals and companies, mainly targeting the country’s drone and missile industries, as a response to Iran’s missile and drone attack against Israel earlier this month.

Kanaani also condemned the claims made by the European Parliament against Iran in a resolution it adopted on Thursday and blamed certain European countries for following the US lead in adopting a “cruel approach” towards Tehran, Xinhua news agency reported.

In the resolution, the European Parliament slammed Iran’s drone and missile attack on Israel and called for further sanctions against Tehran.

Kanaani stressed that Iran’s military capacities were in proportion to its needs to guarantee its national security, sovereignty, and territorial integrity, as well as its right to self-defence against any foreign threat and aggression.

He underscored that Iran is among the international community’s important partners in ensuring regional and global peace and security.

The spokesman said the sanctions failed to affect the determination of Iran to strengthen its national power to “legitimately and decisively” defend the country and its people.

He also severely slammed the European Parliament for its double standard on Israel’s deadly attack on April 1 on the Iranian consulate in Syria’s capital Damascus and Tehran’s defence against it.

Kanaani said the European Parliament was turning a blind eye to the main source and cause of the tension and insecurity in the Middle East, referring to “Israel’s occupation, criminal approach in killing Palestinians and frequent violations of international laws.”

The spokesman denounced the attempts of the U.S. and certain European countries to “fan the flames of conflicts instead of helping stop them.”

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