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Iran to take action on US legislation if it runs counter to JCPOA

ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency

Sun 13 Dec 2015 - 13:16

TEHRAN (ISNA)- Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Abbas Araqchi reiterated that the country would take the required actions on the recent US House of Representatives legislation in case it runs counter to the JCPOA.

"If the legislation runs counter to the content of the JCPOA, we will take the required actions," Araqchi warned as speaking on the sidelines of the 26th meeting of the Regional Planning Council of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) here in Tehran.

He said the legislation is of different dimensions and Iran is investigating its legal aspects, adding the legislation has not been finalized yet.

Araqchi said that Iran and P5+1 as well as EU foreign policy coordinator have consulted on the issue.

The US House of Representatives has wrongly slapped Iranians with a new visa restriction instead of targeting those with the extremist mindset of San Bernardino killers, a report said.

The US House overwhelmingly voted on Tuesday in favor of tougher travel restrictions for foreign citizens allowed to enter the United States without a visa.

The bill, which was passed by 407 to 19, is the second security legislation approved in the lower chamber in response to the Paris attacks on November 13.

The measure would require visitors from the 38 "visa waiver" countries to obtain a visa to travel to the US if they have been to Syria, Iraq, Iran or Sudan in the past five years.

The move also follows the December 2 killing of over a dozen people by a couple in San Bernardino, California.

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