Iran: Extension of US sanctions violates nuclear deal
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 2
By Emil Ilgar – Trend:
The US Senate’s passing a 10-year extension of sanctions against Iran on Dec. 1 violates the nuclear dear signed between Iran and P5+1 (the US, France, the UK, Russia, China and Germany), Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi said.
“It violates the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) as well as the US commitments not to interfere in the countries’ interior affairs and international relations,” the official website of Foreign Ministry quoted Qasemi as saying Dec. 2.
The bill now will be submitted to the White House for President Barack Obama to sign it into law.
Qasemi said Obama committed himself to veto any action in the United States which violates the nuclear deal implemented in January.
He also said Iran commits itself to all of its obligations based on the nuclear deal.
“We monitor Washington’s actions and we will prepare a report about violations in JCPOA implementation for Iranian Supervisory Committee,” he added.
The Supervisory Committee comprises eight officials, including members of Iran's National Security Council to monitor the implementation of nuclear deal.