US sanctions intended to derail efforts to save nuclear deal by remaining signatories – Tehran

Iran said on Wednesday that new sanctions imposed on it by Washington were an attempt to derail efforts to save the 2015 nuclear deal by its remaining signatories following the US withdrawal from the accord. The US Treasury on Tuesday imposed sanctions on Iran’s central bank governor, three other individuals and an Iraq-based bank. Tehran has described the sanctions as illegal and has warned that if talks to rescue the accord fail, it would ramp up its nuclear program to a level more advanced than before. “With such destructive measures, the American government is trying to influence the will and decision of the remaining signatories of the JCPOA [nuclear agreement],” Fars news agency quoted Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi as saying. British, French and German foreign ministers met in Brussels on Tuesday to see how they can save the nuclear deal without the US.