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Iran's Khamenei Warns Against 'Wrong Move' On Nuclear Deal

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks live on television after casting his ballot in the Iranian presidential elec Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks live on television after casting his ballot in the Iranian presidential elec
Melinda Barton | 17 September, 2017, 18:21

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Sunday warned against any "wrong" move by the United States which aims at breaching Iran's 2015 nuclear deal.

"The nation of Iran is standing firm and any wrong move... will face a reaction by the Islamic republic", said Khamenei. "Every wrong step by the aggressive regime [the US] regarding the nuclear deal will be met with a response from the Islamic Republic".

The Leader of the Revolution went on to say: Today we witness, despite all the contracts, deals, and multiple talks regarding the JCPOA, the attitudes of the USA towards the negotiations and their outcomes are totally oppressive, hounding, and cruel. Nevertheless, US officials stated that Washington will announce the continuation of sanctions relief for Iran in accordance with the deal.

His comments came as Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani warned the United States that revoking the 2015 nuclear deal will harm Washington primarily as Iran has the ability to revive its previous nuclear capabilities in a short time period.

The Iranian leader threatened a harsh response to any attempt by the USA to alter the nuclear deal.

Iran denies its missile development breaches the resolution, saying its missiles are not created to carry nuclear weapons.

He said that Iran has been committed to its obligations and this has been confirmed repeatedly by the International Atomic Energy Agency, the United Nations nuclear watchdog.

"Iran also expects the European Union to send this strong message to the US (administration)", Rouhani said during a meeting with the visiting president of the Chamber of Representatives of Belgium, Siegfried Baracke. The Iran deal is not a fair deal to this country. He may have also been reacting to later news regarding an upcoming meeting between Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu on a plan to demand that Iran amend the deal to allow inspection of its centrifuges.

The worldwide agreement is facing a serious threat of collapse as tensions mounted between Tehran and Tehran recently.