Tehran | On Thursday, Iran decided to impose sanctions on American individuals and institutions, in response to those announced by Washington Tuesday against dozens of Iranian entities and officials for committing “flagrant violations of human rights”, amid the resumption of crucial negotiations on nuclear energy.
The Deputy Head of the Judiciary, Kazem Gharbadi, the Deputy Head of the Judiciary, Kazem Gharbabadi, verbatim for the motives chosen by the US Treasury Department to punish two Iranian entities and personalities, announced “a new list of US individuals and institutions involved in gross violations of human rights against a man whom Iran has listed on the sanctions list.” ” almost “.
According to Mizan, the Iranian Justice News Agency, Gharibabadi, who is also the Secretary-General of the Iranian Human Rights Committee, accused the United States of using sanctions under false pretexts of human rights as a tool to achieve political goals in vain. “.
In its statement on Tuesday, the US Treasury said it would “continue to fight tyranny” and promote the fact that “individuals bear responsibility for the violent suppression of those who seek to exercise their human rights and fundamental freedoms.”
The sanctions come as indirect negotiations between Tehran and Washington resumed last week in Vienna in an attempt to salvage the international Iran nuclear deal, after a five-month suspension.
Those talks, which have been suspended again since last Friday, are scheduled to resume on Thursday.
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