“Javad Zarif implements the reckless agenda of Iran’s Supreme Leader, and is the regime’s primary spokesperson around the world. The United States is sending a clear message to the Iranian regime that its recent behavior is completely unacceptable,” Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin released in a statement Wednesday afternoon. “At the same time the Iranian regime denies Iranian citizens’ access to social media, Foreign Minister Javad Zarif spreads the regime’s propaganda and disinformation around the world through these mediums.”
Outside of diplomatic immunity at the United Nations in New York City, Zarif will no longer be allowed to travel throughout the United States. Further, any property or other entities he may own in the U.S. faces sanctioning.