Iran says new EU sanctions on Teheran won't affect nuclear activities

Iran says the additional sanctions by the European Union will not affect Teheran's nuclear program. Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Mohammad Ali Hosseini has said in a statement that the "carrot and stick policy" by the 27-nation bloc won't stop Iran's "pursuit to realize its nuclear rights." Hosseini said the new sanctions would only damage European interests in Iran. A copy of his statement was made available to the AP on Tuesday. EU nations on Monday approved additional financial and travel restrictions on a list of Iranian companies - including the country's largest bank, Bank Melli Iran. Earlier in June, EU unsuccessfully proposed a package of economic incentives in return for an end to Iran's uranium enrichment program.