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New US sanctions violate JCPOA spirit: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that the new sanctions against Tehran by the US are damaging already frayed TehranWashington ties.

Zarif made the remarks on Tuesday in an interview with CBS after the administration of US President Donald Trump said it was imposing new economic sanctions against Iran over the Islamic Republic's missile program.

"It violates the spirit of the deal. We will look at it and see whether it violates the letter of the deal, and we will act accordingly," said Zarif.

The US' announcement came just hours after the White House admitted that Tehran was complying with a landmark 2015 nuclear agreement it signed with the P5+1 group of countries.

Zarif said that the US is trying to poison the international atmosphere" with the fresh sanctions.

"The international community has read this very loud and clear and continue to deal with Iran without much attention to this theater," he added.

Source: Press TV

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