Baeidinejad slams U.S. ambassador’s bullying rhetoric

October 27, 2018

TEHRAN – Iran’s Ambassador to the UK Hamid Baeidinejad on Wednesday strongly criticized Woody Johnson, the U.S. ambassador to London, for pressuring British companies into choosing trade ties with either Iran or the U.S.

“Such threatening and bullying rhetoric on the part of a businessman, whose grandfather’s Johnson & Johnson [company] had been for years active in Iran even during the sanctions era, amounts to blatant hypocrisy,” Baeidinejad said, Press TV reported.

In a tweet on October 22, Johnson said, “Companies have a choice: Do business with #Iran or with the U.S. - you can’t do both. Sanctions come into effect Nov 4.”

MH/PA

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