Iran condemns new US sanctions on petrochemical industry
Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi was quoted by state TV on Saturday as saying the move amounts to "economic terrorism" and is in line with other hostile American policies.
"Only one week was needed for the US president's claim that he was ready to negotiate with Iran to be proven hollow," Mousavi said.
On Friday, the Trump administration imposed sanctions on Iran's largest and most profitable petrochemicals group, PGPIC, for allegedly doing business with the paramilitary Revolutionary Guard. The White House branded the Revolutionary Guard a terrorist organisation in April.
Trump has ramped up sanctions on Iran since withdrawing the United States from Iran's 2015 nuclear accord with world powers last year, while saying as recently as this week that he is open to talks with Tehran.