Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has called US government “savage” after the United States imposed new sanctions on Iran, saying the Iranian people should turn their anger towards the White House for the shortcomings and problems.
According to the details, in his televised speech, Hassan Rouhani said “We’ve never seen such savage people in the White House throughout history,” he said. “They committed the greatest act of savagery.”
“With wrong, illegal and inappropriate sanctions and terrorist operations, they (Americans) prevented medicine and healthcare and food to reach Iran,” Rouhani stated.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani referred to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as “secretary of crimes”, quoting Pompeo as saying proudly that the U.S. has blocked $70 billion of Iran’s resources and prevented a $5-billion IMF loan to Iran, which would have been spent on medicine and healthcare.
It should be noted that two days ago, the United States had blacklisted several officials and institutions, including Iranian judges, accusing them of serious human rights violations.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement that the United States had imposed sanctions on Judge Syed Mahmood Sadati, Judge Mohammad Soltani, Branch 1 of the Revolutionary Court of Shiraz, and Adel Abad, Orumiyeh, and Vakilabad Prisons.
The US special envoy for Iran and Venezuela’s Elliott Abrams said one of the banned judges was the one who sentenced Iranian wrestler Navid Afkari to death.
Earlier this week, the United States imposed new sanctions on individuals linked to Iran’s defence, nuclear and weapons programs.
Tensions between the United States and Iran have risen sharply in 2018 following the withdrawal of the nuclear deal by Donald Trump.