US Senate's Iran sanctions are breach of nuclear deal: Senior Iranian Official

In response to a US Senate legislation that authorizes new sanctions on Tehran, Iran has said its missile program is absolutely legitimate and has nothing to do with the UN Resolution 2231, the Foreign Ministry's website reported June 16. The Senate approved on Thursday the sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missile program and other activities not related to the global nuclear agreement. Only Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Rand Paul, R-Ky., voted against it.

The American Jewish Committee praised the bill's passage.

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He added that two other insurgents were killed by police, but a fight with one remaining attacker is ongoing. North Atlantic Treaty Organisation forces are still in the country.

"In the aftermath of the Iran nuclear deal, AJC has continued to raise concerns about Iran's threatening behavior with our own and other governments", Jason Isaacson, the group's associate executive director for policy, said in a statement.

Ghassemi retorted that the measure against Iran's ballistic missile programme was "totally illegal and illegitimate".

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The fresh anti-Iran move follows two sets of sanctions that were rolled out in February and May by the US Treasury Department over Iran's missile program.

There continues to be strong resistance in Washington to the 2015 nuclear deal Iran signed with world powers, with many lawmakers still unhappy with the deal.

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