Today, Iran described as “hypocrisy” the new series of sanctions imposed by Western countries on the country’s officials and media on the occasion of the one-year anniversary of the death of Makhsa Amini.

The US, in coordination with the UK, Canada and Australia, earlier this week imposed sanctions on 25 Iranians, three media outlets and an “Iranian company involved in internet censorship” in connection with the crackdown on protests, according to with the American authorities.

These measures were announced on the occasion of the first anniversary of the death, on September 16, 2022, of Mahsha Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian of Kurdish origin who was arrested by the Morals Police for violating Iran’s strict dress code.

Reacting to these sanctions, Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanani condemned the “interventionist statements” and the “ridiculous and hypocritical spectacle” from Western countries.

“Unfortunately, some sides, which have failed on the issue of human rights and women’s rights, publish worthless political statements and continue to adopt ineffective sanctions,” he added in a statement.

The new sanctions target members of Iran’s security forces and the Revolutionary Guards as well as the English-language state television channel Press TV, as well as the Tasnim and Fars news agencies.

“European leaders must accept as soon as possible that the continuation of this unconstructive behavior is in no way in their interest,” Kanani said.