Reciprocity in action: Iran to impose sanctions on Western bodies
Iran will include a number of Western bodies and organizations on its blacklist, based on the reciprocity principle.
The names of several foreign officials and organizations would be added to the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs' blacklist of terrorist organizations, according to Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian on Wednesday.
The senior diplomat for Iran said that the list of people and organizations that have been sanctioned will be released in the coming hours.
The comments were delivered by Amir-Abdollahian while he was visiting the Iranian EB Home to celebrate the start of EB Awareness Week.
Amir-Abdollahian criticized the actions of some nations that were seeking turmoil and terrorism, claiming that applying unilateral sanctions have evolved into a contemporary tool to violate human rights.
The officials and institutions involved in the process of enacting such anti-Iranian sanctions, according to Iran's Foreign Minister, will be added to the Ministry's terrorist blacklist and will be regarded as terrorist organizations.
Amir-Abdollahian expressed sorrow for the condition of EB patients and their suffering, saying, "There are 1,300 EB patients in the country, and Sweden refuses to give special bandages to these patients." He added that Westerners have repeatedly declared that sanctions do not include patients and medicine, but in practice, they act the opposite.
Yesterday, in response to EU sanctions against Iran over the riots in the country, Amir-Abdollahian published a Tweet taking a jab at the EU for resorting to ineffective tools by miscalculating and taking an unconstructive measure based on false information.
Down a well-worn path of ineffective sanctions, the EU today adopted further superfluous sanctions on Iranian persons. It is an unconstructive act out of miscalculation, based on widespread disinformation. Riots and vandalism are not tolerated anywhere; Iran is no exception.— H.Amirabdollahian امیرعبداللهیان (@Amirabdolahian) October 17, 2022
Monday witnessed the EU impose sanctions on 11 Iranian individuals and 4 entities, including the Iranian Morality Police and Law Enforcement, after pointing at them for allegedly breaching human rights in the controversial riots following the death of Mahsa Amini whose forensic report and autopsy revealed that she died of an underlying medical condition and not due to blows to her body.