|Iran summons Swiss envoy over new U.S. sanction measures||
TEHRAN – The Iranian Foreign Ministry on Monday summoned Swiss Ambassador Giulio Hass, who represents Washington’s interests in Iran, to protest the latest U.S. moves against individuals and companies for doing business with the Islamic Republic.
The U.S. Treasury Department said last week it blacklisted targets for allegedly evading sanctions on Iran, aiding Tehran’s nuclear program, and supporting terrorism.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry director for North American Affairs sharply criticized the United States over the measures.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran’s stance on terrorism is well known and the United States, which openly supports terrorist groups in the region, is not in a position to accuse Iran. We strongly condemn these allegations,” the official stated.
The individuals and companies targeted by the U.S. Treasury are operating in Turkey, Spain, Germany, Georgia, Afghanistan, Iran, the United Arab Emirates, and Liechtenstein.
Iran and six world powers, namely France, Britain, Russia, China, the United States, and Germany, clinched an interim deal in Geneva last November.
Under the deal, Iran agreed to curb its nuclear activities in return for an easing of sanction against the country.
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