Iran has options for reacting to unilateral breach of JCPOA: Zarif

Tasnim – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif called on all parties to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) to respect the agreement, stressing that Tehran has its own options for response to any unilateral violation of the nuclear deal.

According to Tasnim dispatches, Foreign Minister Zarif underlined that Iran will not allow any party to the JCPOA to renege on the agreement unilaterally.

He made the remarks at a joint press conference with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Beijing on Monday.

Nevertheless, Zarif added, Iran has its own options for reacting to any violation of the deal.

His comments came against a backdrop of a controversial decision by the US Congress to pass a bill extending the Iran Sanctions Act (ISA) for ten more years.

On Sunday, President Hassan Rouhani warned that implementation of the act will draw a decisive response from Tehran, saying even US President Barack Obama’s endorsement of the bill will provoke Iran’s commensurate reaction.

Iran maintains that the measure will be a flagrant violation of the JCPOA, the nuclear agreement with the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) that took effect in January.