MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Speaking at the graduation ceremony at the Iran's Police Academy, Khamenei said that the Iranian nation "stands firmly on its own feet" and is capable of responding to hostile actions of any state.
"All the wrong steps by the domineering regime regarding the JCPOA will lead to a corresponding reaction from the Islamic Republic," Khamenei said, as quoted by the Islamic Republic News Agency.
The news comes as the Trump administration is seemingly struggling to put the nuclear deal in question.
In July this year, the US Senate approved a bill on new sanctions against Iranian individuals and entities over the country's missile program. The move has been widely criticized by Iranian senior officials, who claim that the US bill violated the provisions of the JCPOA.
The nuclear deal was signed in July 2015 by Iran, the European Union and the so-called P5+1 group of nations, comprised of the United States, Russia, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and China. The deal stipulates the gradual lifting nuclear-related sanctions imposed on Tehran in exchange for assurances that its nuclear program would remain peaceful.