Iran Blasts New Sanctions Imposed By U.N. Security Council

Top Iranian officials on Thursday blasted new sanctions imposed on the Islamic republic's military establishment, and key lawmakers threatened to cut back on Iran's already contentious relationship with the United Nations' nuclear watchdog agency.President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad dismissed the sanctions approved by the U.N. Security Council as "annoying flies" as useless as "used tissues," according to the Associated Press.Senior lawmaker Ismail Kowsari said two members of a key parliamentary committee would discuss a review of ties with the International Atomic Energy Agency on Sunday, the semiofficial Fars News agency reported.Alaeddin Boroujerdi, the head of the national security and foreign policy committee, described the sanctions imposed Wednesday as "political, illegal and illogical," AP said.Iran's nuclear polices are set out by the country's National Security Council, but the parliament oversees a special deal between Iran and the IAEA that provides for a series of safeguard measu