Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Abbas Moussavi blasted Washington for imposing fresh sanctions on Iran`s petrochemical industry. and said the new move by US President Donald Trump showed that White House`s offer of talks with Iran is not genuine.
`The US move (sanctioning Iran`s petrochemical industry) is an instance of economic terrorism and in line with the hostile policies of the White House towards the Iranian nation.` Moussavi said.
The Iranian foreign ministry spokesman said that it took only one week for the emptiness of US president’s claims for talks with Iran be surfaced. adding. `The US’ policy of maximum pressure is a failed one.`
The US imposed new sanctions on Iran on Friday that target the country`s petrochemical industry. including its largest petrochemical holding group. the Persian Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company.
The US Treasury also designated the holding group`s network of 39 subsidiary petrochemical companies and foreign-based sales agents.
CEO of the Persian Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company. in reaction to the sanctions. said the group would continue with calm and according to its previous plans.