Iran ICT Minister: US hostility disrupting int’l tech development

Financial Tribune – Iran’s ICT minister says the United States’ belligerence has proved harmful for global trade and stability.

Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi made the statement during a meeting with Mikhail Mamonov, Russia’s deputy minister for digital development, communications and mass media, ICT ministry’s website reported.

“The targeting of Chinese tech firms, ZTE and Huawei, showed the US animosity would not be directed toward Iran alone,” Jahromi said while referring to sanctions imposed by US President Donald Trump against these Chinese companies.

Washington imposed harsh sanctions against Tehran last year. The embargo—likened to “economic terrorism” by Iranian officials—has taken a heavy toll on the country’s economy.