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Iran slams new U.S. sanctions over missile programme

Iran on Wednesday slammed the new U.S. sanctions over the country’s missile programme.

In a statement, the foreign ministry said the move to impose new economic sanctions against Tehran was “useless,’’ and that Iran pledged to show proper response, Tasnim news agency reported.

Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iranian Foreign Minister

“Iran will, in turn, impose new sanctions against a number of other American individuals and entities that have taken hostile steps against the Iranian nation and other Muslim nations in the region,’’ the ministry said.

The U.S. on Tuesday imposed new sanctions on 18 entities and individuals linked to Iran’s ballistic missile programme and other non-nuclear activities.

The U.S. officials have said Iran’s ballistic missile launches were threats to the U.S. interests in the world.

The Iranian officials, however, unanimously call the missile tests the “inalienable right” of the country to boost deterrent power.



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