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Deputy FM: Iran to give decisively response to US Congress approval

FNA- Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Seyed Abbas Araqchi announced that the country will certainly reciprocate the US congress approval to impose new sanctions against Tehran in violation of the 2015 nuclear deal.

“The recent measure by the US congress is a hostile move and the Islamic Republic of Iran will certainly adopt a decisive measure against it,” Araqchi said after holding a meeting with members of the parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission in Tehran on Saturday.

Noting that the US legislation violated articles 26, 28 and 29 of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and the world powers), he said, “Therefore, there is a need for Iran’s reciprocal action.”

Meantime, Rapporteur of the parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Seyed Hossein Naqavi Hosseini announced on Saturday that the Commission has unanimously approved the generalities of a single-urgency bill to confront the US sanctions in an extraordinary meeting today.

The US Congress bill, which passed both houses with veto-proof majorities, includes new sanctions against Iran, Russia and North Korea.

Lawmakers in the House of Representatives passed their version of the bill 419-3 on Tuesday, while the Senate voted 98-2 on Thursday to send the legislation to Trump’s desk.

The White House announced on Friday night that President Trump intends to sign legislation imposing new sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea.