Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif deplored Saudi Arabia for siding with the US government in imposing sanctions on leaders of Lebanon’s Hezbollah, which he hailed as the first force to shatter the myth of Israeli invincibility.
“Israeli snipers shoot over 2,000 unarmed Palestinian protesters on a single day. Saudi response, on eve of Ramadhan? Collaboration with its US patron to sanction the first force to liberate Arab territory and shatter the myth of Israeli invincibility. Shame upon shame,” Zarif tweeted on Thursday.
It came after the US Treasury Department and a number of Washington’s Persian Gulf partners imposed additional sanctions on Hezbollah Secretary General Seyed Hassan Nasrallah and his deputy Sheikh Naim Qassem.
The sanctions were imposed jointly by the US and its partners in the “Terrorist Financing and Targeting Center (TFTC)”, which includes Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and United Arab Emirates.
The embargos came a few days after the Israeli regime killed at least 60 Palestinians in Gaza.
They were among Palestinians taking part in protests against the relocation of the US’ Israel embassy to the city of al-Quds (Jerusalem).
More than 2,700 Palestinians were also wounded in the Israeli crackdown on the protesters.