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Reuters publishes that extending U.S. sanctions on Iran for 10 years could breach the Iranian nuclear agreement, Iran Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei said on Wednesday. In the latest developments, the U.S. House of Representatives re-authorized last week the Iran Sanctions Act, or ISA for 10 years.
As Reuters writes, the law was first adopted in 1996 to punish investments in Iran’s energy industry and deter Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons. This measure will expire at the end of 2016 if it is not renews, and that means that the House bill must still be passed by the Senate and signed by President Barack Obama to become law.
As the website of Khamenei points out, he said, “The current U.S. government has breached the nuclear deal in many occasions.” Iran’s leader talked at a gathering of members of the Revolutionary Guards.
Another extensions of sanctions for 10 years could be against Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, a deal world powers concluded in July 2015 with Iran and could prompt the reaction of the Islamic Republic.
The U.S. lawmakers passed the bill soon after the Donald Trump won Electoral College votes on the presidential elections in the United States. In Congress, along with about two-dozen Democrats, Republicans unanimously opposed the agreement, Reuters reports.
The House of Representatives passed another bill that will stop the sale of the commercial aircraft by Boeing and Airbus to Iran. After the measure, the White House believes that the legislation could violate the Iran nuclear deal and said Obama could veto the measure.