Iran: US should acknowledge failure of sanctions policy

TEHRAN, Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi said on Saturday that the US should acknowledge failure of its sanctions policy and that it would not have needed to impose fresh sanctions if the former ones had worked.

Abbas Mousavi said in reaction to the new US sanctions that they are not something new. They are actually the same sanctions announced in a new way, he said.

“We have just sanctioned the Iranian national bank,” US President Donald Trump said, adding that the new sanctions represent the “highest sanctions ever imposed on a country”.

The spokesman of Iranian Foreign Ministry said that Iran has found its way since the first sanctions that were among the toughest of their kind, and continued the path of development with using domestic abilities and cooperating with the friendly countries, Mousavi said.

Source: Kuwait News Agency