Leader Vows Iran's Response to Breach of JCPOA

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

Iran will not be bullied by the United States and will react strongly to any "wrong move" by Washington on Tehran's nuclear deal, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Sunday.

As regards the best approach to deal with the enemy's hostile moves, Ayatollah Khamenei said Iranian authorities should prove it to the "corrupt leaders of the USA regime" that they rely on the Iranian nation who would never bow to force.

"However today, we see that despite all agreements and promises and many discussions during the negotiations, the USA treats these negotiations and their outcome in a totally oppressive and bullying manner", he was quoted as saying by Press TV.

On regional issues, he noted that the reasons behind insecurity in the Middle East can be traced to the "wicked and mischievous interventions" by the US.

The Leader added that in the face of the United States' measures to scuttle the nuclear deal, Iranian "officials must prove to the corrupt leaders of the regime of the United States of America that they rely on their own people and the Iranian nation, which is a powerful nation thanks to Islam, will never submit and bow to them".

Trump, who must make a decision by mid-October, said Iran was violating "the spirit" of the deal under which it got sanctions relief in return for curbing its nuclear programme.

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. "We would not have a problem with that", state news agency IRNA quoted Rouhani as saying.

Iran is determined to use the post-JCPOA atmosphere and expand relations with European countries, especially Belgium, he added.

Washington extended some sanctions relief for Iran on Thursday under Tehran's 2015 deal with world powers but said it had yet to decide whether to maintain the agreement.

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

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