Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said in a speech at the ministerial meeting of the Coordinating Bureau of Non-Aligned Movement on Sunday that the US sanctions against Iran amount to ‘economic terrorism’ that encourages politically-motivated violence and intimidation among the civilian population.

“Terrorism is use of violence and intimidation against civilians in pursuit of political aims. The US is thus engaged in Economic Terrorism. It cannot be called “sanctions”, as they’re not designed to enforce laws. They in fact violate law,” Zarif tweeted following his speech.

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