Abbasali Kadkhodaei, a spokesman for the Guardian Council, Iran’s election supervising body, who has recently been sanctioned by the United States along with four other members of the Council, said he was honored to be in the list.
According to a report by Iran’s state-owned news agency IRIB, Kadkhodaei said that being sanctioned “by enemy of our nation” made him and other members happy.
“I am honored to be sanctioned by America,” the spokesman said.
The US included five Iranian individuals serving at the Guardian Council and Elections Supervision Committee in the black list over banning a great number of nominees for the parliamentary election on Iran.
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