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Iranian Spokeswoman: 'Structure of Sanctions Has Cracked and Its Collapse Has Started'

3:36 PM, Dec 12, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
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The Iranians are saying the nuclear deal means the beginning of the end of sanctions. At least that's what a foreign ministry spokeswoman told the Iranian press.

Via Farsnews:

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham blasted the US officials for their new sanctions threats against Tehran, and said such remarks are meant to cover up Washington’s failure in preventing the collapse of sanctions structure.

“We think that based on the negotiations (held between Iran and the world powers) and the Joint Plan of Action (agreed by them) the structure of sanctions has cracked and its collapse has started,” Afkham told reporters in Tehran on Tuesday.

She referred to some news reports saying that 90% of the way for approving the US Congress’s new sanctions against Iran have been paved, and said, “Mentioning percentage in this regard is an effort to poison the atmosphere and create a psychological atmosphere around different issues.”

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