Iran complains to UN Security Council over new US sanctions against Tehran

Tehran: Iran has complained to the UN Security Council over the latest US sanctions imposed on Tehran.

Flag of Iran. Getty Images.

Flag of Iran. Getty Images.

The semi-official Tasnim news agency says Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani announced the complaint on Tuesday, though it's unclear what Iran expects the United Nations would do.

The move came after the US Senate approved sanctions on Friday against Iran for launching a satellite-carrying rocket into space.

The US legislation imposes mandatory penalties on people involved in Iran's ballistic missile program and anyone who does business with them. It would also apply terrorism sanctions to Iran's prestigious Revolutionary Guard and enforce an arms embargo. It now goes to President Donald Trump for signing.

Iran has said the US legislation amounts to a "hostile" breach of a landmark 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers.

Published Date: Aug 01, 2017 19:05 PM | Updated Date: Aug 01, 2017 19:06 PM