Tehran: New US sanctions will complicate nuclear resolution

New US sanctions came into effect Monday targeting trade with Iran’s shipping and automobile sectors, gold sales to Iran and the handling of  Iranian currency, in a further attempt to force Tehran to curb its nuclear activities. Although the new Iranian president was expected in the West to be more moderate, Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman made it clear that “removing sanctions would count as a confidence-building measure while increasing sanctions will have no result, except to make the issue more complex and harder to resolve.”

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