Iran vowed on Saturday that it will retaliate against US President Donald Trump’s decision to slap its judiciary head with sanctions. On Friday, the US Treasury Department announced the decision to impose sanctions on 14 individuals and entities responsible for “serious human rights abuses and censorship in Iran.”
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani Photo Credit: EPA-EFE
On Saturday, Iran warned that it plans to retaliate against US President Donald Trump’s decision to slap its judiciary head with sanctions. According to various reports, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said that Trump’s decision crossed a red line and warrants a serious response. However, the ministry did not specify when the response would come.
On Friday, Trump announced that he has decided to extend the nuclear deal one last time, opting not to reimpose economic sanctions on Iran. Trump said that his decision will give Tehran and America’s European allies time to fix the deal’s “terrible flaws.”
Shortly after Trump announced his decision, the US Treasury Department slapped 14 individuals and entities responsible for “serious human rights abuses and censorship in Iran” with sanctions. The sanctions are an apparent American response to the recent wave of protests across Iran.
One of the individuals is Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani, the head of Iran’s judicial system. The Treasury Department stated in a press release that Larijani is responsible for serious human rights abuses against the Iranian people.