Iran Says New US Sanctions Illegal, Insulting

Michele Moreno
July 28, 2017

The new sanctions bill passed by the House on Tuesday, was merely "a compilation of previous U.S. sanctions in the non-nuclear fields", Araghchi said.

The bill must pass the US Senate before it can be sent to the White House for President Donald Trump to veto or sign into law.

He pointed out that the Iranian Shura Council is considering a set of new measures to counter the new United States sanctions against Iran, adding "we can change the situation quickly".

"Meanwhile, role of Saudi Arabia as an ally of the U.S. is widely accepted and more over supported by the West, the more or less similar role of Iran is not tolerated", he stated.

Therefore the JCPOA will stay in place, but the lobbyists will attempt to prevent Iran from reaping the fruits of the nuclear deal through new sanctions, Bayat concluded.

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said on Wednesday that Tehran will respond "firmly" to the U.S. House's move in approving new sanctions against Iran, describing the move as a "clear hostile action".

According to terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action - the official name for the nuclear deal - the obliged to implement the agreement with "good intention" and in a "constructive atmosphere" and avoid taking any action that prevent a successful implementation of the accord, Araqchi stated.

Deputy Chief of Staff of Iran's Armed Forces Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri said the Trump administration should be cautious more than ever about the United States military approach towards the Islamic Republic.

The French Foreign Ministry has said that new USA sanctions against Iran, Russia and North Korea appeared at odds with global law due to their extra-territorial reach, Reuters reported previously.

Iran will "certainly respond" to this "blatantly hostile undertaking" against it, said Araghchi, who was a member of the Iranian team that negotiated the nuclear deal with world powers.

Tehran will carefully review the text and provisions of the US House's bill if it is approved, he noted, adding, "The Islamic Republic believes that the provisions of the bill do not comply with the spirit and provisions of the JCPOA".

Jazayeri said that Iranian armed forces, heedless of US pressures, "will push their ways to reach the peaks of progress and will make it (the United States) regret its mischievous acts".

Other reports by Insurance News

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