TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the country’s supervisory council on implementation process of the JCPOA, the July 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, tomorrow will discuss a recent legislation passed by the US Congress to renew sanctions against Iran.
President Rouhani said the council tasked with monitoring the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) will convene on Wednesday and hold talks about the recent move by the US Congress to vote for the extension of Iran Sanctions Act (ISA).
During the meeting, a necessary decision will be taken to counter the US move to renew ISA for another ten years.
President Rouhani, Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani, Secretary of Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani, Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif are among the members of the high-profile council.
The legislation on ISA passed the US Senate by 99-0 on Thursday. It passed the House of Representatives nearly unanimously in November, and congressional aides said they expected President Barack Obama would sign it.
Meanwhile, a senior Iranian lawmaker on Friday said Iran’s parliament is weighing a series of measures in response to the US Congress.
While the JCPOA, the nuclear agreement between Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) came into force in January, some Iranian officials complain about the US failure to fully implement the accord.
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said last month that if the sanctions were extended, Iran would definitely respond to it.