Iran ready to address US inappropriate measures: Foreign Ministry
EghtesadOnline: The Islamic Republic of Iran is quite prepared to deal with any inappropriate measure taken by Washington, Foreign Ministry spokesman says.
Qasemi made the remarks in his weekly press conference on Monday, denouncing attempts by US President Donald Trump and the Senate to defy the nuclear deal between Iran and major world powers, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), according to IRNA.
Due to the aspects of the JCPOA, it seems that Trump and the US governing body will not be able to breach the Iran deal unilaterally, he said.
The United States in its bills adopted against the Islamic Republic in the country’s Senate, has focused on political, economic, and psychological measures against the country to nullify positive aspects of the JCPOA, he said, referring to the US sanctions rhetoric and their effect on the global financial institutions and economic, industrial and trade agencies eager to engage with Iran.
The spokesman reiterated that the US officials tend to undermine the positive economic effects of Iran nuclear deal.
Qasemi also pointed to developments in recent weeks but warned that the US policies are yet to be known.
“We should wait to see future policies of the United States,” he said.
On June 15, the US Senate voted for a legislation to impose non-nuclear sanctions on Iran for its defense missile programs. They voted 98-2 in favor of the legislation.
Bipartisan negotiations also led to the bill including expanded sanctions on Russia, in response to its alleged intrusion into Ukraine, efforts to meddle in the 2016 election and its support for the Syrian government.
Republican Senator Rand Paul from Kentucky and Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont, were only two 'no' votes.