"The desperate attempts and unwise measures taken by White House decision-makers to sanction two Iranian nuclear scientists indicates continuation of US Administration’s hostile approach in facing illogically with honorable Iranian scientists who are trying to bring dignity for the Islamic Republic of Iran," the AEOI's statement reads.
It noted that such measures will not disturb Iranian scientists' determination to promote Iran’s objectives.
The AEOI warned the ill-wishers of the Islamic Republic of Iran that the only result of standing against Iranian nation’s principles and international regulations will be to reinforce the morale of Iranian researchers and weakening the position and prestige of Iran's enemies in the world.
It said that Iran's hardworking researchers, specially those in nuclear industry, consider such indecisive moves as sign of enemies’ failure.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a message had earlier said "today, I am ending the sanctions waiver for JCPOA-related projects in Iran, effective in 60 days. Iran’s continued nuclear escalation makes clear this cooperation must end".
He also blacklisted two more Iranian nuclear officials, and said, “Iran’s scientists need to make a choice: pursue peaceful work outside of the proliferation realm, or risk being sanctioned.”
"I am also sanctioning two leaders of Iran’s nuclear enrichment program - Majid Aghayee and Amjad Sazgar," he noted.