Apr 2, 2019, 1:03 AM
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Zarif describes US sanctions as economic terrorism

Tehran, April 2, IRNA - Iranian foreign minister referred to US sanctions against Iranians as economic terrorism.

'@realDonaldTrump ‘s 'maximum pressure'—flouting UNSC Res 2231 & ICJ ruling—is impeding aid efforts by #IranianRedCrescent to all communities devastated by unprecedented floods. Blocked equipment includes relief choppers,' Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted on Tuesday.

He added 'This isn't just economic warfare; it's economic TERRORISM.'

Unprecedented heavy rains caused floods in various parts of Iran over the past two weeks. Scores of people were killed and injured and a large number were displaced across Iran.

On the beginning days of the floods, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called on all Iranian Armed Forces to step in for consolidating relief operations.

Earlier, Head of Shemiranat Red Crescent Society Hassan Farahani in meeting with Norwegian envoy to Iran Lars Nordrum
alluded to sanctions which made difficult the process of sending international aids to Iranian Red Crescent Society, saying sanctions have increased pressure on people and especially those who were damaged in incidents.

Meanwhile earlier and in reaction to Trump's failed anti-Iran policies, Zrif said '@realdonaldtrump is grasping at every straw to portray his failed Iran policy as a success. Only thing proven is that he rejoices over the misery that he thinks he has imposed on ordinary Iranians. Like his predecessors, he will learn that Iranians never submit to pressure.'


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