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Iran promises 'good nuclear news' in reaction to recent US bans

Iran Press TV

Friday, 29 May 2020 9:34 AM

Iran says its nuclear progress will not be hindered by recent US sanctions against two of its nuclear scientists.

In a series of tweets on Friday, the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) condemned the White House decision makers' move to place the names of two Iranian nuclear scientists in the list of the new US sanctions.

The decision depicts the "hostile approach" of the US government, the AEOI said.

Such moves "will not interrupt the will and determination" of the Iranian nation to achieve the country's far-reaching objectives, it added.

It warned that such moves will result in further progress of Iranian researchers and further weakening of Iran's adversaries in the global arena.

"Good news regarding the Islamic Republic of Iran's nuclear industry is on the way," the AEOI added.

The comments came in reaction to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's tweet about new sanctions against Iranian nuclear scientists.

On Thursday night, the AEOI described the new sanctions as a "futile attempt" that would by no means undermine the Islamic Republic's nuclear progress and programs.

The Iranian hardworking researchers, especially those involved in the nuclear industry, consider such futile attempts as a sign of the enemy's failure, the AEOI said in a statement.

The United States this week also ended sanctions waivers for nuclear cooperation between Iran and the signatories of the landmark nuclear deal, from which the US President Donald Trump withdrew in 2018.

Tehran said the desperate US move to end the sanctions waivers pulled final plug on the nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Iran maintains that its nuclear program is merely peaceful as asserted by other signatories of the nuclear deal.

Russia, a signatory to the JCPOA, condemned the United States for undermining international security by ending waivers on the American sanctions that target Iran.

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