Iran has rejected fresh U.S. sanctions on its central bank governor, indicating the penalties would only make Iranians “more determined, patient and resistant than ever.”
The U.S. initiated sanctions against Valiollah Seif, the governor of the Central Bank of Iran, on Tuesday after accusing him of helping the country’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRG) transfer millions of dollars to Lebanon’s Hezbollah terrorist group.
This crackdown follows last week’s decision by U.S. President Donald Trump to withdraw from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and reinstate economic sanctions on Iran.
“Following the failure and destructive effects of its own mistakes and obvious misconceptions after its unilateral withdrawal from the JCPOA (nuclear deal), the U.S. government is now trying to influence the will and decisions of the remaining members of the JCPOA and other countries in the world,” Ghasemi said.
“These venomous policies have had, and will have, no success for America, and have made the government and nation of Iran more determined, patient and resistant than ever to confront the US,” he added.