The new US sanctions imposed on Iran on Friday were necessary because of recent actions undertaken by Tehran, including a ballistic missile test, and reveal that the 2015 nuclear agreement is not in the best interest of the United States, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said in his press briefing.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, the US Treasury Department introduced a new round of sanctions against 25 entities and individuals.
"Today’s sanctions really represent a very, very strong stand against the actions that Iran has been taking, and make it very clear that the deal struck previously was not in best interest of this country and that President Trump is going to do everything he can to make sure Iran is staying in check," Spicer stated.
Senior Trump administration officials said the sanctions were outside the 2015 nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
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