Iran warns of ‘reaction’ to US renewal of decades-old sanction

Iran’s top leader warns that renewal of a decades-old sanction on his country by the US will lead to “reaction” by Tehran.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s website quotes him as saying on Wednesday, “Definitely, the Islamic Republic of Iran will show reaction” about the renewal. He does not elaborate.

Khamenei, who has final say on all state matters, says the renewal is a violation of last year’s nuclear deal with world powers that capped Iran’s nuclear activities in return for lifting sanctions.

Last week, the US House renewed the Iran Sanctions Extensions, first passed by Congress in 1996 and which expired at the end of the year. There is widespread support in the Senate for approving it.

— AP

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