The Council on American–Islamic Relations (CAIR) has condemned the Orlando nightclub mass shooting that left at least 50 people dead and 53 others injured on Sunday, calling it a hate crime.
Abbas-Ali Kadkhodaei, a professor of international law at the University of Tehran, strongly criticized a recent Canadian court ruling to seize Iran’s assets, stressing that such “robbery” is an unprecedented and unacceptable move.
On Saturday June 11, the Iranian Foreign Ministry strongly criticized a Canadian court’s ruling ordering the seizure of Iranian non-diplomatic assets under the pretext of alleged role in terrorist activities.
A court in Canada has issued a verdict giving $13 million of Iran’s non-diplomatic assets to the families of Americans who died in several attacks blamed on Iran.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif sent a reply to a number of US congressmen who had asked for visas to visit Iran, reminding them that members of the Congress do not get to dictate the policies of other sovereign countries.
Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari said on Monday May 6 that the recent US report on Iran is ‘politicized’ and ‘invalid’ due to its lack of the most obvious facts.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry flatly rejected the US annual report on terrorism, which singled out Iran as a state sponsor of terrorism, saying the US is known as the biggest supporter of terrorist groups and the Israeli regime as “the symbol of state-sponsored terrorism”.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman expressed his deepest condolences for the passing of boxing legend Muhammad Ali, deeming him a pioneer in the field of racial equality.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said there is a “psychological barrier” in trade with Iran, stressing that Washington should give international banks reassurances that they can resume business with the Islamic Republic.
Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi said after the Americans stole Iran’s $2bn assets in April, he asked colleagues to stop sending heavy water shipments to the US to clear up the case.