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Iran Promises ‘Serious Reaction’ to New U.S. Sanctions

Iran has vowed to retaliate against new U.S. sanctions after President Trump threatened to pull the U.S. out of the 2015 nuclear deal. Iran’s Foreign Ministry described the targeted sanctions—which were imposed on the head of the country’s judiciary, among others—as a “hostile action.” The move “crossed all red lines of conduct in the international community and is a violation of international law and will surely be answered by a serious reaction of the Islamic Republic,” a statement from the ministry said. The sanctions came as Trump said he was recertifying Tehran’s cooperation with the nuclear pact for the last time, threatening to pull the U.S. out if amendments aren’t urgently made to fix “disastrous flaws.”