• Wed / 26 July 2017 / 14:17
  • Category: Politics
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Rouhani vows US bans will not go unanswered

Rouhani vows US bans will not go unanswered

Tehran (ISNA) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has denounced the US House of Representatives’ approval of a draft law on fresh sanctions against Iran, saying the Islamic Republic would “definitely”​give a proportionate response to the hostile move.

Speaking during the cabinet meeting in Tehran on Wednesday, Rouhani said, the Iranian Parliament would adopt reciprocal measures in response to the US sanctions.

“We will take any step that we deem necessary in line with the interests of our country, and we would continue our path without paying attention to their (Americans’) sanctions and policies,” he stressed.

Iranian people, he added, are used to “US hostilities” and know well how to counter them.

“Over the past 40 years, the Iranians have been subject to sanctions, pressure and false accusations by American politicians and propaganda apparatus,” the Iranian President went on to say.

“The US is not only hostile to Iran’s Islamic establishment, but also to the Iranian nation’s resistance,” Rouhani noted, stressing that Washington cannot accept the country as a role model for independence in the region.

“The US has no other alternative but to pursue peace and respect the Iranian nation’s rights and the Islamic Revolution and the establishment,” the president emphasized.

Earlier in the day, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Abbas Araqchi also vowed a “decisive response” to the “hostile” move.

“The measure being taken by the US Congress and the new law being passed against Iran, Russia and North Korea is a blatant hostile act against the Islamic Republic of Iran, which will be met with a decisive response,” he said.

It could affect the successful implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Araqchi noted.

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