Hossein Jaber Ansari

US hostility against Iran continues with new sanctions

BEIJING: With fresh sanctions imposed on Iran, the US has shown that its deeply-rooted hostility toward the Middle East country still remains despite the implementation of a landmark agreement on Tehran’s nuclear program.

The United States Sunday announced new sanctions against Iran as a result of a ballistic missile launch in October, only a day after the international sanctions tied to Iran’s nuclear program were lifted. On Monday, Iran denounced the new U.S. sanctions against its ballistic missile program as “illegitimate.”

“Iran’s missile program has never been designed to be capable of carrying nuclear weapons,” Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hossein Jaber Ansari said, according to the ISNA news agency.

“The U.S. sanctions against Iran’s ballistic missile program … have no legal or moral legitimacy,” he added.

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