TEHRAN – A spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran said on Saturday that the new sanctions that the United States was trying to impose on his country were against the spirit and text of the nuclear agreement signed by Tehran and the P5+1 group in 2015.
Behrouz Kamalvandi reiterated that Americans believe the legislative text – prepared by Washington – does not violate the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), but Iran regards these sanctions as a hostile move against the spirit and text of the nuclear agreement.
Kamalvandi made his remarks on the second anniversary of the signing of the nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1: the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Russia, China and Germany.
The Iranian official stressed that the Americans would not abandon enmity towards Iranians, according to Iran’s news agency ISNA.
The US Senate approved on June 15 a new law to impose sanctions on any foreign person or business dealing with an entity designated by the US government as having connections to Iran’s ballistic missile program.
However, these sanctions do not constitute a violation of the nuclear deal signed in July 2015.