Reuters – Iran said on Wednesday accused U.S. President Donald Trump of escalating economic pressure on ordinary Iranians by ordering a major increase in sanctions on the Islamic republic, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif tweeted.
“Escalating US economic WAR on Iranians, @realDonaldTrump ordered SoT “to substantially increase sanctions against the COUNTRY of Iran! It’s admission that US is DELIBERATELY targeting ordinary citizens: #EconomicTerrorism, illegal & inhuman. ُStop war & terror. #Security4All,” Zarif tweeted. (Additional reporting by Tuqa Khalid Writing by Parisa Hafezi Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)