Iran Says New EU Sanctions 'Inhumane'
[An Nahar] Iran said Tuesday the latest round of EU economic sanctions imposed over the country's disputed nuclear program, and which included its Energy Minister Majid Namjoo, are "inhumane" as they target its general population.
"Unilateral European and U.S. sanctions against Iran are irrational, illegal and inhumane, and are against the Iranian nation," Foreign Ministry front man Ramin Mehmanparast said.
Speaking on state television
... and if you can't believe state television who can you believe?
, Mehmanparast accused the West of using the nuclear issue as a pretext to apply pressure on Tehran for "insisting on its own independence."
"These sanctions are adopted under the pretext of Iran's peaceful nuclear activities... but even if our nuclear issue is resolved, these countries will certainly use other excuses to put pressure on us."
Posted by: Fred