Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has shrugged off the forthcoming US sanctions against the Islamic Republic, saying Washington would fail to achieve its goals by imposing new bans on Iran.
Speaking upon his arrival in Istanbul, Turkey, on Monday, Zarif added that nothing new would happen after the imposition of the second batch of US sanctions on November 4.
US President Donald Trump announced in May that Washington was pulling out of the nuclear agreement, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which lifted nuclear-related sanctions against Tehran in exchange for restrictions on Tehran’s nuclear program.
A first round of American sanctions took effect in August, targeting Iran’s access to the US dollar, metals trading, coal, industrial software, and auto sector. A second round will be targeting Iran’s energy sector and financial transactions.
“The possibility that the US will be able…