Iranian lawmakers have pledged “unforgettable” response to any violation of a nuclear agreement after Leader of the Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei said Tehran would “set fire” to the deal if the US reneged on it.
In a letter issued on Sunday, as many as 237 MPs announced their “firm” support for Leader of the Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei’s recent remarks in an apparent refrain to US presidential candidates’ threat to tear up the deal.
“In case the opposite side breaks its promise, we will teach the violators an unforgettable lesson, and make the arrogance regret its breach of promise,” the letter said.
Presumptive Republican candidate Donald Trump said last August it would be hard to “rip up” the deal, but if elected president he would “police that contract so tough they don’t have a chance.”
“The Islamic Republic won’t be the first to violate the nuclear deal. Staying faithful to a promise is a Qur’anic order,” Leader of the Islamic Ummah and Oppressed People Imam Sayyed Ali Khameneisaid earlier this week.
“But if the threat from the American presidential candidates to tear up the deal becomes operational then the Islamic Republic will set fire to the deal,” the Supreme Leader added.
Iran reached an agreement with the US, the EU as well as Russia and China in July to scale back its nuclear activities in return for draconian sanctions against Tehran to be lifted.
In their statement on Sunday, the lawmakers said Iran’s “strategic nuclear industry must be preserved and developed.”