Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi has strongly condemned the Wednesday’s comments by Brian Hook and the US’ new act of economic terrorism that has been imposed to mount pressure on the people of Iran.
“The intensification of hostile comments and desperate measures, the most ridiculous one of which was putting up reward for treason and espionage, are measures out of desperation and disappointment for targeting the Iranian nation,” Mousavi said in a statement.
“However, such measures will get nowhere as usual, and will add dark points to the record of their deceptive treatment of Iranians, while they will definitely have to be accountable for their measures someday,” the spokesman added.
The comments came after the US Department of State and its special Iran representative Brian Hook, announced a reward of up to $15 million for information leading to the disruption of what it called “the financial mechanisms of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) and its branches, including the IRGC-Qods Force (IRGC-QF)”.
“This includes seeking information on the IRGC’s illicit oil sales, including via oil tankers like the Adrian Darya,” the State Dept. added.