Iran says US' sanctions against judiciary crossing all international red lines, vows 'proportionate reaction'

Tehran: Iran's judiciary chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani on Monday vowed "proportional reaction" to new US sanctions on Iranian entities and individuals.

Representational image. Getty Images

Representational image. Getty Images

Larijani, who is also among the individuals sanctioned, said that the sanctions against the judiciary chief of a country is "crossing all international red lines", the Tasnim news agency reported.

Larijani said that Iran would not remain silent on such measures. But he did not disclose what its response will be.

"The US should know that every hostile action will draw proportional reaction from Iran," he said, adding that he does not care about the US sanctions against him.

On Friday, while US president Donald Trump agreed to extend the waivers for sanctions on Iran, the US treasury department imposed new sanctions on 14 Iranian individuals and entities over Tehran's alleged human rights abuses and ballistic missile programme.

Larijani said that the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), could by no means be changed or linked to other issues.

Under the nuclear deal, signed by Iran with six major powers including Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the US, Iran agreed to halt its nuclear weapons development programme in exchange for the lifting of the nuclear-related sanctions.

The US president has to decide whether to continue the waivers for the sanctions on Iran every 120 days.

Trump on Friday said he decided to extend sanctions waivers on Iran for the last time, threatening to withdraw from the pact unless US Congress and European allies can fix the alleged "disastrous flaws". Calling it "a last chance," Trump said the US "will not again waive sanctions in order to stay in the Iran nuclear deal".


Updated Date: Jan 16, 2018 07:55 AM

Also Watch

Watch: The true stories from Dharavi that inspired Rajinikanth's Kaala
  • Thursday, March 8, 2018 Watch: Cyrus Khan talks about Parkour, jumping across walls and why he hates sitting
  • Thursday, May 31, 2018 Unwind: India's basketball sensation Amjyot Singh has his eyes set on becoming an NBA regular
  • Monday, May 28, 2018 First Day First Showsha — Review of Solo: A Star Wars Story in 10 questions
  • Saturday, May 19, 2018 Social Media Star: Rajkummar Rao and Bhuvan Bam open up about selfie culture, online trolls

Also See