Iran says US blacklisting of 2 nuclear scientists 'desperate' attempt
People's Daily


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TEHRAN, May 28 (Xinhua) -- The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) said Thursday that the recent blacklisting of two Iranian nuclear scientists is a "desperate" attempt by the United States to counter Iran's progress, according to official IRNA news agency.

"Desperate attempt and unwise measure of the U.S. policymakers to sanction two Iranian nuclear scientists is an indication of unceasing hostile approach of Washington against the Iranians," the AEOI said in a statement.

"Such measures cannot quiver the resolve of the Iranian youth" for the supreme goal of the country, according to the statement carried by IRNA.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday that Washington was imposing sanctions on two Iranian scientists, Majid Agha'i and Amjad Sazgar, who he claimed were leaders of Iran's nuclear enrichment program.