Iran warns of reciprocal measures against U.S. sanctions
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 1
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Iran's First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri says that the new U.S. sanctions against Iran are in contradiction with the Geneva nuclear deal.
Jahangiri said that Iran reserves its right to implement reciprocal measures against the sanctions, Iran's official IRNA news agency reported Sept. 1.
"However we should make tactful decision about the measures," he added. Jahangiri made the remarks in a meeting with the country's governor generals.
Washington recently blacklisted 25 individuals and companies for breaching previous sanctions on Iran.
Iran and the P5+1 (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council comprising of China, France, Russia, Britain, the US Plus Germany) sealed an interim deal for a six-month period in Geneva on November 23, 2013.
Under the deal, dubbed the Geneva Joint Plan of Action, the six countries undertook to provide Iran with some sanctions relief in exchange for Iran agreeing to limit certain aspects of its nuclear activities.
The deal took effect on Jan. 20 and expired on July 20. However the two sides agreed to extend their talks for four months till Nov. 24 to reach a permanent deal on Iran's disputed nuclear program.