TEHRAN, Feb. 6 (Xinhua) -- Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman said Monday that the U.S. government has adopted "hostile and threatening" policies towards Iran.

"This (U.S. policy) is not much surprising and not that important to us," Bahram Qasemi said in his weekly press briefing.

"I still think that we should be patient and not comment hastily over the new U.S. administration's policies," he said, adding that "we should wait to see how they are dealing with the global issues."

The U.S. on Friday announced sanctions on multiple entities and individuals involved in Iran's ballistic missile program and providing support to a military force in Iran.

The move came days after Iran launched a ballistic missile test, which drew a stern warning from Washington.

The U.S. Treasury Department said in a statement that the action reflects the U.S. commitment to enforcing sanctions on Iran with respect to its ballistic missile program and "destabilizing" activities in the region, and is fully consistent with the U.S. commitments under the nuclear deal with Iran.

Iran has vowed to counteract the fresh U.S. sanctions.