Iran announced on Thursday it will start on July 7 the second stage of reducing commitments to the 2015 nuclear deal signed between the Islamic Republic and world powers.
“The second stage of reducing JCPOA commitments will commence on July 7 according to paragraphs 26 and 36 of the nuclear agreement and strictly within the framework that will be decided by the Islamic Republic,” spokesman for the Supreme National Security Council Keivan Khosarvi said in remarks quoted by Mehr news agency.
Reacting to US President Donald Trump threat that Iran’s JCPOA measures would ‘come back to bite” the country, Khosarvi said ‘active resistance is the treatment to any ‘biting’.
“Diplomacy and biting are two paradoxical concepts that only make sense in a Trumpism school of thought,” said Khosarvi.
“The US has long before ‘bit’ ways of diplomacy and dialogue and wounded the global security with adopting unilateral approaches and leaving international treaties,” he added.
“It has been for 40 years that the US has been ‘biting’ the Iranian nation, but our treatment of ‘active resistance’ has been keeping us going strong and hopeful,” he said.
Trump said in a tweet on Wednesday: “Be careful with the threats, Iran. They can come back to bite you like nobody has been bitten before!”
His tweet came after Iranian President Hasan Rouhani said that Iran would continue with its decision to increase the percentage of enrichment over the JCPOA limit if Europe fails to live up by its commitments before July 7.
Source: Iranian media