The administration took the chance to point out Iran's lack of understanding of how the United States political system works and how decisions are made.
Iran’s parliament is preparing a bill to sanction top Trump administration officials and their supporters in Congress for what regime officials described as “their long animosity towards Iran.”
According to the Iranian government’s semi-official Fars News Agency, the sanctions will permanently bar U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and their families from ever entering Iran, prevent them from engaging in talks with Iranian government officials, and precludes them from conducting business with any Iranian entity or officials.
“The bill calls for lifetime bans on U.S. National Security Adviser John R. Bolton, U.S. Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin, and American senator Ted Cruz and their family members’ traveling to Iran, in a reaction to Washington’s embargos on Iranian officials, and these figures’ strong hostile measures against Iran in the past few years,” Fars News reported.
“Senator Cruz already avoids travel to terrorist regimes that take American citizens hostage and want to use nuclear weapons to attack American cities. He urges all Americans to do the same, especially since interacting with Iran’s economy in any way carries significant sanctions risk, including some sanctions that he’s personally helped author and more that he intends to introduce in the near future,” his spokesperson told the Free Beacon.