Iran condemns sanctions imposed by EU, Britain and threatens retaliation

Tuesday’s statement by Iran condemned the new sanctions imposed on Britain and the European Union. It also stated that it would retaliate after the West increased pressure on Iran for its crackdown against protests.

“The Islamic Republic will soon publish the list of new sanctions to the human rights violators in EU and England,” Nasser Kanaani, spokesperson for Iran’s Foreign Ministry, said in a statement.

The European Union placed sanctions on over 30 Iranian officials and organizations, including units of Revolutionary Guards. They blame them for a “brutal crackdown on unrest” and other human rights violations.

Britain and the United States also issued new sanctions against Iran. This is a sign of deterioration in West’s already strained relations with Tehran.

These sanctions are the latest reaction to Iran’s brutal clampdown on unrest following the September death of Mahsa Amini, a young Iranian Kurdish woman who was held in morality police custody.