(Persia Digest) – The Iranian Foreign Minister has responded to the US Treasury Department sanctioning two Iranian citizens.

Javad Zarif tweeted: “To deflect from headlines on Saudi brutality in Istanbul and across Yemen, US Treasury—while in Saudi Arabia, no less—sanctions Iran for "supporting" anti-Iran Taliban. Conveniently omitting that US is negotiating with the very same Taliban now & its clients have long backed it.”


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Persia Digest (PD) reports that the US Treasury Department sanctioned two Iranian citizens, claiming they gave financial support to Taliban, amid a global crisis developing in the case of Khashoggi murder at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.


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Prominent Saudi critic, the journalist Jamal Khashoggi was seen for the last time entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on 12 October 2018. After denying his murder for a week, the Saudi government finally announced on Saturday 20 October that he had been murdered inside this country’s consulate.

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