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Published: Sun, July 30, 2017
Economy | By Melissa Porter

Iran to give 'definitive response' to proposed United States sanctions

Iran to give 'definitive response' to proposed United States sanctions

Qassemi also said Iran will not compromise on its defense capability.

A large-scale attack would have a deep impact on the region and likely draw in its closest US ally, Israel.

Last Monday, President Trump certified that Iran is complying with the deal, at the urging of his top security advisors. "The increase of instability and the current extremism in this region are the results of the unconsidered and irresponsible policies of this country and its regional allies", Ghasemi added. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was one of the deal's foremost critics, and risked his political relationship with Obama to publicly deride the treaty in a number of high-profile forums, including the United Nations and the U.S. Capitol.

Besides, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi said Wednesday that the U.S. Congress bill against Iran will jeopardize the implementation of the JCPOA. "However, President Donald Trump's administration is following up on the policy of changing Iran's worldwide and regional policies more aggressively through building up pressure on Tehran - because, maybe, Trump needs a scape goat for the case when his policy within the U.S. dead ends", he said.

Separately, Trump issued a veiled threat against Iran on Tuesday, warning Tehran to adhere to the terms of a nuclear deal with world powers or else face "big, big problems".

He told the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday he would be surprised if Iran is in compliance with the nuclear deal when recertification comes up again in three months.

The Iranian parliament's national security and foreign affairs committee said it would hold an extraordinary session on Saturday to discuss its response.

"However, we will wait and take practical measures regarding their moves".

The White House made a similar appeal earlier this week.

As a candidate, Trump denounced the nuclear agreement as "the worst deal ever negotiated". The deal, which aimed to restrict Iran's nuclear development by lifting billions of dollars of USA sanctions, has been met with skepticism by conservatives in both the US and Iran. "If they don't let us in, boom".

He said the legislation indicated that Washington has failed to fulfill its obligations under the landmark nuclear agreement.

Jazayeri said that Iranian armed forces, heedless of USA pressures, "will push their ways to reach the peaks of progress and will make it (the United States) regret its mischievous acts".

"We have good nuclear potential and can change the situation immediately", Larijani pointed out.

Behrooz Bayat, a former consultant at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), told Trend that the nuclear dispute has always had two components: first preventing a putative nuclear armed Iran and second - use the dispute as a leverage to press the Islamic Republic to change its political behavior toward the West, USA and Israel.

He also noted that if the deal fails, it is Washington who would suffer the greatest.

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