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Iran leader Khamenei warns U.S. against 'wrong move' on nuclear deal

Iran leader Khamenei warns U.S. against 'wrong move' on nuclear deal
From Reuters - September 17, 2017

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran will not be bullied by the United States and will react strongly to any wrong move by Washington on Tehrans nuclear deal, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Sunday.

His comments came after U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that Iran was violating the spirit of the 2015 deal under which Tehran got sanctions relief in return for curbing its nuclear program.

The Iranian nation is standing firm and any wrong move by the domineering regime regarding the (nuclear accord) will face the reaction of the Islamic Republic, state television quoted Ayatollah Khamenei as saying.

Washington extended some sanctions relief for Iran on Thursday under the nuclear deal with world powers but said it had yet to decide whether to maintain the agreement.

Trump must make a decision by mid-October whether to certify that Iran is complying with the deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). If he does not, Congress has 60 days to decide whether to reimpose sanctions waived under the deal.

Today, despite all the commitments and discussions in the negotiations, Americas attitude toward these negotiations and their outcome is completely unjust and amounts to bullying, Khamenei said in a speech to Iranian military academy graduates.

The Americans should know that the Iranian people will stand firm on their honorable positions and on important issues related to national interests, there will be no retreat by the Islamic Republic, he said.

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