Senior adviser Ali Akbar Velayati to Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said that orders to Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and AEOI Head Ali Akbar Salehi in response to the renewal of the Iran Sanctions Act (ISA) by the US were the first, but not the last measures to be taken by Iran.
Velayati made the comments at press conference of the 10th meeting of the Islamic Awakening Supreme Council on Wednesday morning in Tehran.
According to Velayati, a member of the JCPOA Supervisory Committee, Rohani’s recent order to Iran’s Zarif and Salehi to take proper measures against the violation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), “Iran took part in nuclear talks in line with international regulations and on the basis of JCPOA provisions, Iran had agreed to halt nuclear activities for a specified period and Americans, in turn, had promised to prevent extension of sanctions against Iran.”
Velayati deemed the US actions as blatant violation of JCPOA maintaining that all parties possess the right to make complaints and Iran would take steps as needed.
Velayati said Iran would never consent to American sanctions and the US would be the main loser at the end of the day: “Rohani’s orders to the two senior Iranian officials marked Iran’s first reactions though they will not be our final step.”
Source: Edited from content from Mehr News Agency.