Kerry Rejects Iranian Criticism of US Sanctions

January 21, 2016 1:58 PM

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is rejecting Iranian criticism of Washington's use of punitive sanctions, saying they are imposed when it's appropriate.

Kerry says U.S. sanctions against Iran and other nations have been "used judiciously and effectively" and will continue to be used in the future. Kerry told reporters on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum, "We stand by our sanctions."

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