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Iran says US blacklist move against spirit of nuclear deal

Published on Dec 13, 2013 5:06 PM
Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi (C) is surrounded by journalists following a press conference closing the third day of talks on Iran's nuclear programme, on Nov 10, 2013 in Geneva. -- PHOTO: AFP

TEHERAN (AFP) - Iran's chief nuclear negotiator Abbas Araqchi on Friday slammed a move by the United States to expand its sanctions blacklist, saying it went against the spirit of a landmark nuclear deal.

"America's move is against the spirit of the Geneva deal," under which world powers agreed not to impose any new sanctions, Mr Araqchi told the Fars news agency.

"We are evaluating the situation and will make the appropriate response," he added.