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    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Tehran would not allow new US administration to undermine the historic nuclear deal, media reported on Tuesday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to IRNA news agency, Rouhani stressed, while addressing a gathering of students in Tehran University, that the United States could not influence the will of the Iranian people.

    He also pointed out that Tehran would show due reactions to the remaining sanctions even if renewal of sanctions would be vetoed by US president.

    On December 1, the US Senate voted unanimously to extend the 1979 sanctions against Iran by another ten years after they expire by the end of December. The extension was endorsed by the lower chamber of Congress and would now go before President Barack Obama, who is expected to sign it before he leaves office in January.

    On December 2, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi said that the US decision to renew sanctions against Iran was in breach of the 2015 nuclear agreement.

    The US President-elect Donald Trump was very critical of the Iran nuclear agreement during the 2016 presidential election, characterizing it as one of the worst in history and promising to revoke it.

    On July 14, 2015, Iran and the P5+1 group of countries — the United States, Russia, China, France and the United Kingdom plus Germany — signed the JCPOA, ensuring the peaceful nature of Tehran's nuclear program in return for the gradual sanctions relief.

    The agreement came into force on January 16, after the International Atomic Energy Agency submitted a report confirming the readiness of Iran's authorities to implement the program to reduce the country’s nuclear potential.


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