Sep 18, 2020 07:18 UTC
  • US imposes illegal sanctions on several Iranian entities and individuals

The United States has imposed fresh illegal sanctions on a number of Iranian entities and individuals over alleged attempts to launch a malware campaign.

According to Press TV, the US Treasury Department said on Thursday the sanctions target two Iranian entities and 45 individuals “linked with Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence”.

This comes amid Washington’s attempts to trigger a snapback mechanism in the 2015 Iran nuclear deal that would restore all UN sanctions on Tehran.

President Hassan Rouhani has called the move a great strategic mistake, which has been rejected by the international community.

Rouhani said all US attempts to put pressure on Iran have failed. He stressed that Washington’s anti-Iran policies will not stop Tehran from moving toward further development.

Iran has been under a series of illegal economic sanctions imposed by the United States since 2018, when President Donald Trump withdrew the US from the Iran deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).