TEHRAN (FNA)- China lambasted the European Union on Tuesday for imposing new sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program, calling again for talks to resolve the stand-off.
"We oppose the imposition of unilateral sanctions on Iran and believe that using sanctions to exert pressure cannot fundamentally resolve the Iran nuclear issue," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran on Tuesday lashed out at the US and EU for their "illegal and inhuman" sanctions against Tehran, saying that pressures are targeted at the Iranian people and not the government.
The US and EU's unilateral sanctions are illegal, irrational and inhuman measures since they are imposed against our nation and under the pretext of (stopping Iran's) peaceful nuclear activities," Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehman-Parast told reporters in Tehran today.
Two Iranians suspected of plotting to make bombs for attacks in Kenyan cities denied the charges against them at the first day of their trial in Nairobi on Monday.
At least 32 people have been killed in a series of attacks in the capital, the port city of Mombasa, and the northern town of Garissa since Kenyan troops invaded Somalia last October. Their mission was to crush al-Shabaab insurgents blamed for a surge in violence and kidnappings.
International sanctions stopped Iran from obtaining anti-virus software, slowing down the process of cleaning out the Stuxnet virus.
International sanctions stopped Iran from obtaining anti-virus software, according to a senior Iranian intelligence official. As a result, an estimated 16,000 computers were infected by the Stuxnet virus, a cyber pandemic that has taken years to clean out.