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Iran to Respond if US Renews Bans

Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has said that Iran would respond if the US proceeded to renew the Iran Sanctions Act (ISA) which expires at the end of 2016.

The US House of Representatives voted for a 10-year extension of the ISA earlier this month but to become law, the bill has to be endorsed by the Senate as well and signed by the US president.

So far, the current US government has committed several violations with regard to the nuclear agreement, Ayatollah Khamenei told members of the volunteer Basij forces in Tehran on Wednesday.

The most recent of them is the 10-year extension of the sanctions. If these sanctions are extended, it will surely constitute a violation of the JCPOA and they (the US) should know that the Islamic Republic will definitely react to that, he added.

Iranian officials have already warned that a possible extension of the ISA would breach the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) a nuclear accord under which the US, the EU and other countries undertook not to impose new sanctions on Tehran.

Source: Al Alam

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