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Iran foreign minister says new United States sanctions 'violate' spirit of nuclear deal

Tehran: Iran is reiterating its allegation that the new US sanctions on Tehran signed by President Donald Trump the previous day constitute a "breach" of the landmark 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.

Flag of Iran. Getty Images.

Flag of Iran. Getty Images.

Iranian state TV website on Wednesday quoted deputy foreign minister and senior nuclear negotiator Abbas Araghchi as saying that the "deal is breached."

He warned that Iran will come up with a "smart" reaction to the sanctions not get itself "entangled in US policies" Araghchi says Iran has prepared a list of 16 measures Iran would take against the US action.

He did not elaborate, but said some measures "improve" Iran's armed forces.

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

Published Date: Aug 03, 2017 12:01 PM | Updated Date: Aug 03, 2017 12:04 PM

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