Iran

Senators Preparing New Iran Sanctions

Despite Iran's foreign minister saying that the move would kill recent nuclear deal

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A bipartisan group of senators is preparing to propose new sanctions against Iran, while that country's foreign minister said that such a step would kill the nuclear deal negotiated last month aimed at curbing Tehran's uranium enrichment program.

"The entire deal is dead," Iran Foreign Minister Javad Zarif told TIME Magazine in an interview conducted Saturday and published Monday. "We do not like to negotiate under duress. And if Congress adopts sanctions, it shows lack of seriousness and lack of a desire to achieve a resolution on the part of the United States."