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    New Iran sanctions despite nuclear deal

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    Under the Geneva deal reached between Iran and the world powers, Washington had agreed to refrain from slapping new sanctions on Iran.

    So why has Washington decided to blacklist Iranian individuals and companies? The US response: We carried out the new sanctions within the framework of the existing sanctions regime which had forced Tehran to the negotiating table and did not constitute new measures.

    But the US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman insists that Congress could theoretically keep imposing new sanctions on Iran as long as they do not make it about their nuclear program. Sherman said "the only commitment we have made in this agreement is no new nuclear-related sanctions."

    In this edition of the show we ask: What does Sherman’s remark signify? Is there a disparity and division between the US Congress and the Obama administration, Israel’s continued efforts to sabotage the nuclear deal, and the chances of this nuclear deal falling apart?