Blocking Iranian assets shows US hostility
Tehran, Iran, Apr. 25
By Mehdi Sepahvand, Emil Ilgar - Trend:
The message about blocking Iranian assets means that the previous tendency of the US hostility against Iran will be continued and intensified, said the Iranian Foreign Ministry's Spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari at a press conference in Tehran, reports Trend correspondent.
"No country is allowed to put its domestic laws above international rules. The move showed there is no willingness in the US to end the long period of distrust that Iranians hold against Washington," added Ansari.
Last week it was announced that the US would block nearly $2 billion of frozen Iranian assets to transfer them to the American victims of terror attacks, including the victims of the 1983 truck bombing of a Marine Corps barracks in the Lebanese capital of Beirut.
The US Supreme Court's investigators concluded that Iran was involved in the attacks, something that Tehran denies.
The blocked assets belong to the Central Bank of Iran (CBI), frozen under the US sanctions.