Thursday, December 31, 2015

Iran Warns The U.S. On Any New Sanctions

Reuters: Iran says any U.S. sanctions on missiles illegal

Iran condemned on Thursday as arbitrary and illegal reported U.S. plans for new sanctions on international companies and individuals over Tehran's ballistic missile program.

"As we have declared to the American government ... Iran's missile program has no connection to the (nuclear) agreement," state television quoted Foreign Ministry spokesman Hossein Jaber Ansari as saying.

In Washington, sources familiar with the situation said on Wednesday the U.S. government was preparing the sanctions, which the Wall Street Journal said would target about 12 companies and individuals in Iran, Hong Kong and the United Arab Emirates for their suspected role in developing Iran's missile program.

Previous Post: U.S. Preparing Fresh Sanctions Against Iran

More News On Iranian Warnings Against New Sanctions From The U.S.

Iran warns US against sanctions over missile program -- Press TV
Iran blasts talk of new U.S. sanctions -- Politico
Iran Vows to Respond to Any New U.S. Sanctions -- WSJ
Iran denounces US over reports of 'arbitrary and illegal' new sanctions -- The Guardian
Iran Warns Against New 'Illegal' US Sanctions -- VOA


Don Bacon said...

Iran is responding to this illegal provocation the same way it responded to US nuclear sanctions in the past, by expanding its program.
news report:
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday ordered Defense Minister General Hossein Dehqan to enhance and accelerate development of the country's missile capability in response to the United States' new sanctions against Tehran's defense program.

hurhur said...

iranian ballistic missle tests are banned under UN security council resolution 1929 which was implemented in 2010. this move comes in response to two illegal ballistic missile tests carried out in oct and nov as well as the "missile test" earlier this week.

CMDR. Kyle Raines of CENTCOM said, "iran firing weapons so close to passing coalition ships and commercial traffic within an internationally recognized maritime traffic lane is unsafe, unprofessional and inconsistent with international maritime law."

It should also be noted: iran has threatened that sanctions against its ballistic missile program would also result in the termination of the nuclear deal.