Iran’s Foreign Minister says US sanctions are ‘assault’ on Iran

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says new American sanctions are an “indiscriminate assault” on his country.

Zarif made the comments Tuesday in an online video. He said the sanctions were aimed at forcing “us to submit to (America’s) will, no matter how absurd, unlawful or fundamentally flawed its demands are.”

Zarif urged America to re-examine its “catastrophes” in the Mideast. That includes its support of both Saudi Arabia and Israel.