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We welcome the United Kingdom’s announcement of plans to create a new sanctions authority to hold Iran accountable for its hostile activities. The United States encourages additional measures by all like-minded partners to address Iran’s hostile actions. We will continue to stand with the UK and the international community to counter Iran’s destabilizing actions, its proliferation of weapons, its brutal repression at home, and its threats against individuals around the world. We once again condemn Iran’s plots against U.S. citizens and citizens of other countries, and we reiterate our resolve to work with the UK and other allies and partners to deter and respond to any threats or attacks by Iran. Iran’s hostile activities contrast starkly with the United States’ efforts to seek de-escalation and secure a more integrated, prosperous Middle East region.

U.S. Department of State

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