TEHRAN -- Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman has lashed out at U.S. President Joe Biden’s claims about “standing with” Iranian women, saying Washington’s expression of support for women contradicts its long-running “maximum pressure” campaign against the entire Iranian nation.
Nasser Kanaani made the remark in a post on his Twitter account on Thursday after Biden claimed in an official statement that his administration supports Iranian women and their human rights demands amid foreign-backed riots across the country.
In the statement issued on the occasion of International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, Biden said, “We stand with the women of Iran, who are facing down violence and oppression to demand their human rights and fundamental freedoms.”
Responding to Biden’s claim, Kanaani underlined the U.S.’ years-long imposition of the toughest sanctions against Iran in what he described as “economic terrorism.” He said Washington’s bans even included the import of medicine for Iranian Butterfly patients suffering from epidermolysis bullosa (EB); a disease that causes fragile, blistering skin.
Kanaani said the U.S. president’s claim of support for Iranian women comes as Washington has “left no stone unturned in showing enmity and cruelty” toward the people of Iran and “had no mercy in imposing economic terrorism even against Butterfly kids.”
“President of a regime that for +40yrs has left no stone unturned in showing enmity & cruelty toward Iranian nation & had no mercy in imposing #EconomicTerrorism even against Butterfly kids, claims to stand w women of Iran,” the Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman tweeted, adding, “If so, did your Max Sanx excluded Iranian women & mothers?”