Member of Iranian parliament's national security and foreign policy commission Ali Najafi Khoshrodi wrote that “The US move to sanction Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif shows that no one can boycott the logic, dialogue and peacemaking and Iran’s foreign minister is a symbol of diplomacy, dialogue.
Spokesman for the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee wrote a note for ILNA news agency and confirmed “US recent move will further disrupt the image of America.”
He added that US move to sanction Zarif is against of Article 1 of Charter of the United Nations which is to develop friendly international relations based on respect for the “principle of equal rights and self-determination of peoples.
Najafi Khoshrodi continued “this U.S move is also contrary to Article 3 (2) of the Charter that says all members shall settle their international disputes by peaceful means in such a manner that international peace and security, and justice, are not endangered.
The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions on Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, targeting the country’s top spokesman and potentially hurting chances of diplomatic talks amid rising tensions between the two countries.
Zarif, a critical figure in the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, dismissed the action and said it would not affect him.
“The US’ reason for designating me is that I am Iran’s ‘primary spokesperson around the world’,” Zarif said on Twitter.
On June 24 Trump targeted Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and other top Iranian officials with sanctions.