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Iran calls new U.S. sanctions on officials ‘outrageous and idiotic’

Associated Press
Iran calls new U.S. sanctions on officials ‘outrageous and idiotic’

Iran on Tuesday sharply criticized new U.S. sanctions targeting the Islamic Republic’s supreme leader and other top officials, saying the measures spell the “permanent closure” for diplomacy between the two nations. For his part, Iran’s president described the White House as “afflicted by mental retardation.”