PressTV-US anti-Iran bans aim at harming Mideast peace: Syria

Syrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates has denounced the US administration’s bid to re-impose sanctions on Iran’s vital oil and financial sectors, saying this move is in line with Washington’s policies to undermine peace and security in the Middle East.

An official source at the ministry said in a statement on Sunday that a new wave of Washington’s sanctions “reflects the US failure to deliver on its obligations under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action” – the nuclear agreement reached between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries in 2015, Syria’s official news agency SANA reported.

The US Treasury Department announced on Friday that all sanctions on Iran lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal would be back in force on November 5. This came after US President Donald Trump’s decision in May to withdraw from the JCPOA.

According to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, the sweeping sanctions will see 700 people blacklisted, including…

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