Iranian people subjected to most brutal form of “economic terrorism”: FM


UNITED NATIONS, July 17 (Xinhua) — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Wednesday told a United Nations high-level meeting that Iranian people are subjected to the most brutal form of “economic terrorism.”

“Terrorism, extremism and violence hamper our efforts. Our people are also subjected to the most brutal form of economic terrorism, deliberately targeting innocent civilians to achieve illegitimate political objectives,” Zarif told the ministerial meeting at the UN headquarters in New York on sustainable development goals, which aim to tackle issues including conflict, hunger, gender equality and climate change by 2030.