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  8/2/2013, Av 26, 5773

Iran: New Sanctions will Only Hurt Talks

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abas Araghchi said, Thursday, that sanctions against the Islamic Republic's oil industry, approved, Wednesday by the United States House of Representatives, will not stop the Tehran government's nuclear development program or impede its progress.

He said the sanctions will, however, harm the chances for success of talks between Iran and the West over the program, which is suspected of being used to develop a nuclear weapon.