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Iran admits US sanctions don't violate nuclear deal

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The new US sanctions against Iran approved by the US Senate on Thursday does not violate the terms of the nuclear agreement, a source within the Iranian Foreign Ministry said Saturday. 

The official IRNA news agency quoted the source, whom it described as  close to the Iranian Foreign Ministry, as saying: "Even members of the Senate who have introduced such sanctions are not aiming to violate the terms of the nuclear agreement with Iran, Joint Action Plan". 

He noted that "the adoption of these sanctions took weeks and months for discussion by the US Senate".

In the past few months, members have made a lot of changes to the text of the law in order not to interfere with the US commitments to the nuclear agreement," he said.

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasimi defended his country's missile defense program on Friday, saying it was "a legitimate issue and nothing could prevent Iran from exercising its right". 

"The missile defense programs for Iran is completely legitimate and does not contradict even with the UN Security Council resolution No. 2231 on Tehran," Qasimi said. 

Last Modified: Saturday، 17 June 2017 08:46 PM