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US implements missile sanctions on Iran after nuke program review


Washington : The US has said it will continue to waive certain economic sanctions on Iran’s nuclear programme while simultaneously implementing a new set of sanctions related to the country’s ballistic missile programme and monitoring its human rights abuses.

“As we continue to closely scrutinise Iran’s commitment to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and develop a comprehensive Iran policy, we will continue to hold Iran accountable for its human rights abuses with new actions,” Stuart Jones, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Ambassador, said on Wednesday.

It will implement a new set of sanctions on Iran’s missile programme. “We urge our partners around the world to join us in calling out individuals and entities who violate international sanctions targeting Iran’s human rights abuses,” Jones said.

The Congress was told that the US continues to waive sanctions as required to continue implementing the US sanctions-lifting commitments in the JCPOA.