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Iran nuclear deal

New US sanctions contradict Washington claim to seek return to nuclear deal: Iran

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The Iranian Foreign Ministry said on Friday new US sanctions imposed against Tehran’s military drone program contradicted Washington’s claim to seek a return to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, state media reported.

“The imposition of new sanctions reflects the completely contradictory behavior of the White House (which) speaks of its intention to return to the nuclear accord and continues to impose sanctions,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh told state media.

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The US Treasury Department said on Friday that the United States had issued a fresh round of Iran-related sanctions tied to an Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps drone program that it said threatened regional stability. Iran says its drone program is for defensive purposes.

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