But Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator Abbas Araqchi said the US move went against the spirit of the deal struck in Geneva under which the powers undertook to impose no further sanctions for six months in exchange for Iran curbing its controversial nuclear activities.

Tehran was now weighing the “appropriate response,” Araqchi told the Fars news agency as his team headed back to Tehran from Vienna.

AFP: Iran quits nuclear talks protesting US blacklist move – 12/13/2013.

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“We know how to defend ourselves and how to strike back. They sensed this the other night on the barricades. They took away the barricades, but they couldn’t force the people out.”

Mikhyuk was among the mass of protesters who repelled hundreds of riot police in the early hours of December 11, when they tried to bring an end to the “Euromaidan” demonstrations against President Viktor Yanukovych for scuttling a landmark deal with the EU.

‘Afghan Vets’ Take To Barricades To Defend Ukraine’s Protesters – 7/13/2013.

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