Iran's Supreme Leader Vows a Strong Response Against Attempts to Derail JCPOA

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Khamenei warns Iran will respond to 'every wrong step' taken by US regarding nuclear deal

Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei responded Sunday to US President Donald Trump's claim about Tehran violating the nuclear deal's "spirit".

President Hassan Rouhani left on Sunday for the UN General Assembly in NY, where he is set to hold crucial talks on the 2015 nuclear deal, which eased worldwide sanctions in exchange for curbs to Iran's atomic programme.

Therefore, the Leader added, when Iran tried to achieve the technology as part of its legitimate right, the USA stood against it and imposed cruel sanctions.

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

"The Americans should know the Iranian nation will stand on its honourable and powerful stances", he noted, adding that the country will not back off when it comes to national interests.

Since the historic deal was signed in Vienna, the IAEA has repeatedly confirmed the Islamic Republic's compliance with its commitments under the JCPOA, but some other parties, especially the United States, have failed to live up to their undertakings.

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"The corrupt, lying, deceitful U.S. officials insolently accuse the nation of Iran... of lying, whereas the nation of Iran has acted honestly and will continue on this path until the end in an honest manner", said Khamenei.

Khamenei noted that "the Iranian nation is standing firmly and any wrong move by the hegemonic system concerning the JCPOA would receive the Islamic republic's reaction".

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