Tehran, July 29 (IANS) The US is seeking to create hazardous conditions for Tehran by imposing fresh sanctions, Iran’s Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri said here on Saturday.
“They have the intention of introducing Iran as the violator of the (2015) nuclear deal and to create a consensus against Tehran in international arena,” Xinhua news agency quoted Jahangiri as saying.
Also, they want to picture Iran as “insecure and risky” country for foreign investments, he said.
Iran will never stay silent in the face of US threatening measures, and will respond appropriately, he said.
Jahangiri’s remarks followed US new sanctions against the Islamic republic over the latter’s missile programme.
The US imposed on Friday new ballistic missile sanctions on Iran in response to Tehran’s “continued provocative actions” including a recent rocket launch.
Iran launched on Thursday a space vehicle which used technologies “closely related to those of an intercontinental ballistic missile”, representing a “threatening step by Iran”, said a US statement.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry, however, slammed Washington’s threats and pressures pertaining to Tehran’s recent successful launch of a satellite carrier, saying the launch was “Iran’s inalienable right” and in compliance with its international obligations.