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Iran says won’t be silent on US breach of nuclear deal

Iran has condemned fresh sanctions imposed by the US on the Islamic Republic, stressing that Tehran will not stand silent in the face of Washington's violation of the 2015 multilateral nuclear agreement.

On Wednesday, US President Donald Trump signed into law the bill that targets Iran with new bans over its national missile program. The new legislation had already passed both the US House of Representatives and Senate with overwhelming support.

Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Thursday that the sanctions' approval was a retrogressive, illegitimate, illogical move, which runs contrary to all human rights principles and international regulations.

This is the latest example of hostility towards the civilized Iranian people and an insult to all freedom-seeking people in the world, Qassemi pointed out. The hawks, extremist elements and ill-wishers ruling the US had once again demonstrated their unilateralism and illogical enmity towards Iran, he said.

Touching on the recent session of the Iranian committee for monitoring the implementation of the nuclear deal, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Qassemi said, Iran won't remain silent in the face of the JCPOA violation and will soon announce a range of countermeasures by the Majlis (parliament) and Iran's administration.

Iran is determined to keep up its fight against terrorism as well as its efforts to restore stability and calm to the region, Qassemi said, adding that the Islamic Republic will never allow others to advance their expansionist and destabilizing policies in the region.

Source: Press TV

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