TEHRAN, May 17 (Xinhua) -- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Thursday condemned Saudi Arabia for supporting the recent U.S. sanctions on Lebanese Hezbollah leaders.
"Israeli snipers shoot over 2,000 unarmed Palestinian protesters on a single day. Saudi response, on eve of Ramadan? Collaboration with its U.S. patron to sanction the first force to liberate Arab territory and shatter the myth of Israeli invincibility. Shame upon shame," Zarif tweeted on Thursday.
The U.S. Treasury announced Wednesday it has imposed sanctions on Hezbollah leadership as well as other individuals and another group, a move it claimed to "disrupt an Iranian-backed terrorist group."
The Treasury said in a statement that the latest action, taken with its Gulf allies including Saudi Arabia, targeted Hezbollah Secretary-General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah, its Deputy Secretary-General Naim Qasim and four other individuals and another group.