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Iran accuses Trump of trying to sabotage nuclear deal

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Iran sees sanctions imposed by the U.S. under President Donald Trump as a bid to sabotage the 2015 nuclear deal - but has said it will not rise to the bait.

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"We will not react with countermeasures, instead we will refuse to be drawn into this game and proceed with a level head," Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi said, according to the ISNA news agency on Wednesday.

He slammed the sanctions as an attempt by the US to provoke Iran's own exit from the nuclear agreement, which reopened international trade with Tehran in return for restrictions to its nuclear programme.

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