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US Bans Deliberately Targeting Civilians in Independent States: Zarif

2019-09-07 10:03:02
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the US deliberately targets civilians through its economic terrorism against independent countries like Iran and Cuba in order to achieve its illegitimate political objectives.

“US economic terrorism against Cuba, China, Russia, Syria, Iran & … deliberately target civilians, trying to achieve illegitimate political objectives through intimidation of innocent people,” Zarif said in a Friday tweet.

He made the remarks in reaction to his Cuban counterpart Bruno Rodriguez’s tweet, in which he slammed the US’ sanctions against Iran’s maritime entities.

“US sanctions against Iran’s maritime entities are another violation of International Law. US coercive measures preventing the movement of Iranian oil affect the brother peoples of Iran and Syria and threaten Peace in that volatile region,” the Cuban foreign minister said.

Zarif, in response, said Iran “salutes Cuba and stands with it” amid the US sanctions.

The Iranian foreign minister also condemned the US “rouge behaviour” which “now includes piracy, bribery & blackmail.”

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