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Iran threatens to resume its nuclear activities

Iran is threatening to resume its nuclear activities which were halted as part of the deal with the West, in response to the United States’ Congress extending the sanctions on the Islamic Republic.

A member of the Iranian Parliament’s Presiding Board said Friday, according to PressTV, that the legislature is preparing a motion which would mandate the government to resume nuclear activities halted under the agreement.

“The three-urgency motion on the resumption of nuclear activities has been drafted due to the urgency [required] to counter the U.S. move,” the lawmaker, Akbar Ranjbarzadeh, was quoted as having said.

Ranjbarzadeh further said the Iranian lawmakers sought to adopt "a fundamental and principled" measure proportionate to the move by Congress.

“The U.S. and its Congress are the ones who have acted in violation of international law and trampled upon it,” he charged, according to PressTV.

He emphasized that the motion calls for "the swift, comprehensive and complete" resumption of nuclear activities in Iran.

Ranjbarzadeh said Iran would "repeatedly and round the clock declare to the world through its diplomatic apparatus and media that it was Washington which initiated this illegal action and that we (Iran) had no option but retaliation." READ MORE