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    Iran to Check If US Missile Program Sanctions Contradict Nuclear Deal

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    Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for European and American Affairs Majid Takht Ravanchi said that any possible mechanism for responding to violations of Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action like new sanctions against Iranin entities would be adopted after the supervisory team had submitted its report on the matter.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The US sanctions imposed on Iran over its missile program will be assessed to see if they contradict Tehran’s nuclear deal with six international negotiators, Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for European and American Affairs Majid Takht Ravanchi said Tuesday.

    On Sunday, the US Treasury Department sanctioned 11 entities and individuals, including six Iranians and one Chinese citizen, over their involvement in procurement on behalf of Iran’s ballistic missile program. US President Barack Obama said that Washington intended to further sanction Tehran, if Iran continues to implement its ballistic missile program.

    "We are watching any US violation of its commitments or its full abidance by them and the JCPOA [Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action] Supervisory Team is constantly watching and surveying all related issues," Ravanchi said, as quoted by the IRNA news agency.

    Ravanchi added that any possible mechanism for responding to such violations would be adopted after the supervisory team had submitted its report on the matter.

    On July 14, Iran and the P5+1 group of countries comprising Russia, the United States, China, France and the United Kingdom plus Germany, signed the JCPOA. The agreement guarantees the peaceful nature of Iran's nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief.

    On Saturday, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) verified Iran’s compliance with the terms of the JCPOA. The confirmation led to the easing of UN, EU and US sanctions against the country.

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