New economic sanctions are in place against Iran for violating what the U.S. State Department calls the "spirit" of the agreement to halt its nuclear program.

FOX's Gurnal Scott with the story:

The State Department tells the White House that by the letter of the nuclear agreement, Iran is compliant with ramping down nuclear development, but U.S. allies in the region are worried about atrocities beyond that:

(Nauert) "Unrelenting hostility to Israel that continues and has continued for quite some time. They've consistently threatened freedom of navigation, especially in the Persian Gulf cyberattacks in the United States and I could go on."

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert says a number of people and entities are being sanctioned for supporting those actions. Iran says it will invoke its own sanctions against the U.S.

Gurnal Scott, FOX News.

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