The Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran strongly condemned the United States for imposing new sanctions amid the Vienna talks.

Iran PressIran news: The United States issued fresh sanctions on Tuesday against 15 individuals and four entities in Iran for alleged human rights abuse.

Even in the midst of the Vienna talks, the United States does not stop imposing sanctions on Iran," The spokesman for Iran's foreign ministry wrote in a Twitter message.

Saeed Khatibzadeh stressed in the message: "Washington is not able to understand that the campaign of "maximum failure" and "diplomatic opening" are mutually exclusive."

"Tightening sanctions not only do not create leverage but run counter to the seriousness and goodwill," he stressed.