Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani denounced a recent US Senate vote on a piece of anti-Iran legislation as a blatant infringement of last year’s nuclear deal between Tehran and six world powers, saying the Islamic Republic will give a firm response to the move.
In remarks at the Iranian Parliament (Majlis) on Sunday, President Rouhani said the Islamic Republic would never violate last July’s nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which he described as “a signed and sealed international document.”
Iran “will not tolerate the JCPOA’s violation by any of the P5+1 group of countries,” adding that the US Senate’s vote to extend the Iran Sanctions Act (ISA) for a decade is “in blatant contravention of the JCPOA, and will be followed by Iran’s decisive response.”
Rouhani made the comments as he submitted the government’s proposed budget bill for the next Iranian fiscal year, which begins on March 21, to the legislative body.
The US Senate approved the ISA renewal 99-0 on Thursday after it easily cleared the House of Representatives last month.
The sanctions law, which would authorize the US president to impose sanctions on Iran, was first adopted in 1996 to punish investments in the Islamic Republic over its nuclear program.
The ISA now needs President Barack Obama’s signature to be turned into law.
Source: Press TV