Syria Slams Fresh US Sanctions Against Iran

The Syrian Foreign Ministry releases a statement in support of Tehran on the day U.S. sanctions are imposed

Foreign and Expatriates Ministry condemned on Sunday the decision of the US administration to slap fresh sanctions against the Islamic Republic of Iran, which are due to enter into effect on November 5.

An official source at the Foreign and Expatriates Ministry said in a statement that Syria considers this step to be in line with the US policies aimed at undermining regional peace and security.

The decision, according to the statement, “reflects the US failure to deliver on its obligations under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action agreed upon between Iran and the P5 1 nations.”

The source strongly blasted the US tendency to impose unilateral coercive measures against the countries that refuse to succumb to its diktats in a way that contravenes the UN Charter, international law and the multilateral trade system, and magnifies the humanitarian suffering of nations hit by these sanctions.

The source concluded by reaffirming Syria’s solidarity and support for the Iranian government and people, voicing confidence that the new package of sanctions will only make Iran more determined to abort the US “unethical policies.”

This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.

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