US sanctions targets common people: Iran veep

IRNA – US sanctions have targeted the common people and their needs, Iranian first vice president said on Monday.

Undoubtedly, pressuring the Iranian people is the aim of sanctions, Eshaq Jahangiri said in a local ceremony.

He referred to the US officials’ claims about their respect for human rights and not restricting Iran’s access to medicine and food and said that the officials in charge of providing people’s requirements in the areas of drug and food are always complaining about the US sabotages.

Commenting on the US isolation in imposing Iran sanctions, Jahangiri said that the US officials’ anti-Iranian efforts in the UN Security Council, the Hague court, the Warsaw Middle East Conference and the Munich Security Conference were all defused and met with failure.

He said that in spite of the US sabotages in various fields of oil exports, financial transactions, shipping and insurance, the Iranian government is committed to resolve the economic problems and meet people’s requirements.

The US president announced early May that Washington would pull out of Iran nuclear deal and reinstate sanctions, which had been lifted under the accord.

The first round of the sanctions snapped back into place in August, with the second round, targeting the energy and oil sectors, took effect on November 5.

This is while other signatories to the deal (i.e. Britain, France, Germany, China and Russia) have thus far criticized Washington’s unilateral move and repeatedly renewed their commitment to the deal.