Cuba slams new US sanctions on Iran as violation of international law
Cuban Foreign Minister announces that his country rejects American interventionist moves in Iran's internal affairs.
Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla slammed newly imposed American sanctions on Iran and dubbed them as a violation of "international law and constitute."
"We reject the new sanctions illegally imposed by the US against Iran, which violate International Law and constitute," said the Foreign Minister on Twitter, noting that the American measures are interference in Iran's internal affairs.
Cuba has been under US sanctions for more than 60 years, which left the country struggling to provide its citizens with basic needs, as the American maximum pressure campaign included many of the country's key sectors including energy.
This is not the first time that Cuba calls out US hostile illegal actions against Iran, which has been recently on a rise.
Last October, following illegal sanctions imposed by the US on multiple Iranian individuals, companies, and entities under the pretext of defending human rights, Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla asserted his country's position against the anti-Iranian sanctions in support of recent riots.
Parilla tweeted then that, "Cuba opposes the imposition of unilateral US sanctions against Iran and attempts to subvert the internal order of this nation," adding that the country rejects "interference in the internal affairs of other States and the manipulation of human rights for political ends."
The United States implemented earlier this week a new set of sanctions against Iran, this time targeting Iranian companies that allegedly produce and facilitate the transfer of Iranian drones to Russia to use in the war in Ukraine.
Tehran gave a small batch of drones to Russia, but it was before the Ukraine war broke out, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian confirmed on November 5.
Zakharova slammed the allegations that Iran has been supplying drones to Russia as "a set of groundless speculations."
It's noteworthy that last week the EU imposed sanctions on 29 Iranian officials and three organizations for the alleged crackdown on the western-backed riots following the death of Mahsa Amini.
Ever since Iran gained complete autonomy following its 1979 revolution, the country has been the target of excruciating sanctions from the West.
Despite the injustice, Iran managed to gain 100% military self-sufficiency, defying all the odds as the West scrambles to subdue the nation.
Although Iran offered to help the EU with its energy needs, the bloc has instead aimed at sabotaging the country by sending spies and foreign agents and commissioning dissidents to disrupt the country's civil order.