Iran’s Foreign Ministry says statements from German officials about imposing potential sanctions against Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps are irresponsible and not constructive.
Speaking to reporters at a Monday briefing, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanani said such sanctions would be illegal.
German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said Sunday that Germany and the European Union were considering enacting sanctions against the IRGC. She told broadcaster ARD there is ongoing consideration of how to list the IRGC as a terrorist organization.
Baerbock’s comments came a day after the commander of the IRGC, Hossein Salami, warned protesters not to demonstrate anymore.
Iran has seen weeks of protests since the mid-September death in police custody of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, who was arrested by Iran’s morality police for allegedly violating the country’s strict Islamic dress code for women.
Some information for this story came from The Associated Press and Reuters.