Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 30
By Khalid Kazimov – Trend:
A senior Iranian official has called on the outgoing President of the US Barack Obama to exercise veto power to prevent a recent legislation passed by the House of Representatives against Iran.
Hesameddin Ashena, a senior aide to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, has said the US officials must prevent the violation of the terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA/nuclear deal), Young Journalists Club reported.
Saying that the Islamic Republic considers imposition of new sanctions against it as a breach of the last year’s nuclear deal, he added that Tehran has all options on the desk to confront the US possible failure to observe its commitments regarding the nuclear deal.
He vowed that the Islamic Republic will take retaliatory measures, if the US breaches the nuclear deal.
Ashena further expressed hope that the US officials would take necessary steps in order to prevent any possible violations of the nuclear deal.
The House of Representatives has recently reauthorized the Iran Sanctions Act (ISA), which was first introduced in 1996 to punish investments in Iran's energy industry based on accusations that Tehran was pursuing non-civilian objectives in its nuclear energy program.
While the US Senate this week is expected to discuss the legislation on the renewal of sanctions against Iran for the next 10 years, Iranian leaders have sharply criticized the motion describing it as a breach of the last year’s landmark deal.