Rouhani says decisions on Senate bill made

December 9, 2016 - 10:50

TEHRAN – Iran has come up with decisions on how to react to an anti-Iran act by the U.S. Senate which it says infringes an international nuclear deal finalized last year with six world powers. 

“Participating members unanimously agreed that the implementation of the act (the Iran Sanctions Act) infringes BARJAM (the nuclear deal), and reviewed and ratified proposals to react America’s moves,” according to the official presidential website on Wednesday. 
Every move by the U.S. will be monitored and commensurate reaction will be considered, the report added. 
No further details were given of the session.
The body will hold another session next week.
The supervisory board includes President Rouhani himself, Foreign Minister Mohamad Javad Zarif, Defense Minister Hossein Dehqan, Supreme National Security Council Secretary Ali Shamkhani, Ali Akbar Velayati, senior foreign policy aide to the Supreme Leader, and Saeed Jalili, the former nuclear negotiator under Ahmadinejad. 
The bill, called the Iran Sanctions Act, by the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives has incensed Tehran which says it violates the terms of the nuclear deal which removed sanctions against Iran in exchange for it pursuing a limited nuclear program.  
The ISA, originally introduced in 1996, extends sanctions against Iran for another 10 years if signed into law by President Barack Obama before the end of 2016. 
"If Obama signs ISA but uses waiver rights to cease its implementation, it still infringes the nuclear agreement and we will react to it,” Rouhani said on Tuesday at University of Tehran. 
At dispute is nuclear-related sanctions on Iranian individuals and entities.
Washington will violate the JCPOA if it does not remove all individuals and entities set forth in the ISA in connection with Iran’s nuclear program, as stipulated in the nuclear deal.  
AK/PA

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