Iran warns that new US sanctions could affect upcoming talks
Iran has warned that new US sanctions targeting its access to surveillance technology were "negative"
And it could adversely affect crucial talks next month with world powers over Tehran's nuclear programme.
Iran's Foreign ministry spokesman, Ramin Meh-man-pa-rast made these comments during his weekly briefing.
He was reacting to measures announced earlier by US President Barack Obama that were aimed at preventing Iran, and its chief ally Syria, from acquiring surveillance software and monitoring equipment to control its population.
Mr Obama's executive order was announced ahead of May 23rd talks to be held in Baghdad between Iran and the so-called P5 plus 1 group comprising the US, Russia, China, France, Britain and Germany.
The new US measures add to a series of unilateral Western sanctions against Tehran over its nuclear activities.
The UN Security Council has also imposed four rounds of multilateral sanctions.
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