Iran said on Thursday that new U.S. sanctions were a violation of its nuclear deal with world powers, piling pressure on President Hassan Rouhani as he starts his second term. Mr. Rouhani vowed to keep up his efforts to end Iran’s isolation as he was sworn in by the Islamic Republic’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei following his re-election in May. “We believe that the nuclear deal has been violated and we will react appropriately,” Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi said. “We will certainly not fall into the trap of U.S. policy and Trump, and our reaction will be very carefully considered.”
“We will never accept isolation,” Mr. Rouhani said as he was sworn in in front of top political and military officials.
Source: The Hindu