Dismissing the U.S. sanctions against its financial institutions as “psychological warfare”, Iran’s Foreign Ministry on Tuesday said its nuclear program plans are still intact and unaffected.
Foreign Ministry spokesman of Iran on Tuesday brushed off the Obama sanctions on the nation’s financial institutions, snubbing it as “an antagonistic move”.
On Monday the U.S. president had declared that his administration is on a move to freeze assets of the Iranian Government as part of the measures taken against the “deceptive practices” of Islamic Republic of Iran.
Iran adamant on its ‘nuclear’ ambitions
In retaliation to the U.S. sanctions against his nation, Iran Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast maintained in the state press that the move would hardly bear any impact on the nation’s determination to follow its rights.
"It is an antagonistic move, psychological warfare which has no impact... There is nothing new, it has been going on for over 30 years," Mehmanparast said
Disregarding the U.S. sanction as illogical, Mehmanparast iterated such sanctions have only strengthened his nation’s progress in the past.
US fears atomic bomb
It’s almost been three decades of U.S.-Iran nuclear antagonism as the former is always doubtful of the latter’s nuclear ambitions.
On one hand, United States and its allies have been highly suspicious that Iran’s nuclear program is striving towards making an atomic bomb, while on the other hand the Islamic nation continuously denies of having any such conniving intentions.
As the tensions between the two rose significantly in the recent past; the U.S. grew more doubtful whether Iranian’s uranium enrichment program is meant for peaceful purposes, and it further strengthened its sanctions against Iran.
"I have determined that additional sanctions are warranted, particularly in light of the deceptive practices of the Central Bank of Iran and other Iranian banks to conceal transactions of sanctioned parties…” Obama declared on Monday.
Amid all the developments, visiting Israeli Foreign Minister at Washington, Avigdor Liberman hailed the U.S.’s additional sanctions against Iran and said other nations had been waiting for Iran to give up its nuclear ambitions.