The United States on Thursday blacklisted several Iranian officials and entities over alleged gross violations of human rights, including slapping sanctions on a judge it said was involved in the case of an Iranian wrestler sentenced to death.
The world community should oppose the United States’ use of sanctions to impose its will as a “bully,” or expect to face sanctions itself, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Saturday.
The State Security Agency says it’s aware of the alleged plot against US Ambassador Lana Marks, but the nature of the threat doesn’t permit it to give further details on the investigation.
The Iranian government is reportedly weighing an alleged assassination attempt against the US ambassador to South Africa, Lana Marks.
The United States lost a bid on Friday to extend a U.N. arms embargo on Iran as Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed a summit of world leaders to avoid “confrontation” over a US threat to trigger a return of all UN sanctions on Tehran.