The new sanctions, added by the Treasure Department, target two senior Iranian officials and entities based in China and Iran that are supporting Iran's missile program.
The waiver for these sanctions must be resigned every 120 days. The former reality television personality has repeatedly called the agreement "the worst deal ever negotiated". The State Department also released a new report criticizing Iran for human rights abuses, including the alleged mistreatment of prisoners.
Foreign Minister of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif calls USA sanctions bluff.
The Donald Trump administration waived nuclear-related sanctions on Iran today in accordance with the landmark nuclear deal while ripping the country over its ballistic missile program and human rights record.
Still, the US paired the announcement with new, unrelated sanctions that go after Iran for a ballistic missiles program that Washington fears could target American interests in the Middle East or key allies such as Israel and Saudi Arabia.
But some supporters of a more aggressive approach to Iran praised the measures unveiled Wednesday, arguing that the United States needed more time to gain leverage over Iran before it addressed the shortcomings of the nuclear deal. "Yet, the administration continues to stand in the way of what is legitimate trade with Iran, which the agreement obligates the United States not to do", said Trita Parsi, President of the organization.
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Iran criticised a fresh round of United States sanctions imposed on its missile programme on Thursday, warning they would undermine the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.
Separately, the State Department said it might add new sanctions targeting Iran's human rights abuses, which also are not covered under the nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. Jones statement coincided with the Department of Treasury's announcement of new sanctions related to Iran's ballistic missile programme.
Iranians are set to vote Friday in the country's presidential election.
Although oil sales have rebounded since the deal came into effect in January 2016, Iran's continued exclusion from the global banking system has prevented it from signing much-needed trade and investment deals with Europe and Asia.
The Trump administration's decision comes at crucial moment for US-Iranian relations.
Shortly before Trump's January 20 inauguration, Kerry said the nuclear accord was one of Obama's policy victories and warned Trump that canceling it would harm the USA in an irreparable way.