İlknur Şebnem Öztemel – TDO –Yesterday a letter from Rouhani had been read out in state television. In the letter he condemned breach of nuclear deal and ordered nation’s scientists to plan, design and product fuel and nuclear power plants for maritime transport. Also, Rouhani ordered Foreign Minister to mount a legal challenge against US. It has been recorded as a reprisal to U.S. Senate on their extension of sanctions against Iran for 10 years.
About two weeks ago, U.S. Senate voted in favourof renewing sanctions against Iran for 10 more years due to ballistic missile testing and human rights violations in the country. Following the event, Iranian Foreign Minister Muhammer Javad Zarif said it showed US government had a lack of credibility.
The famous nuclear deal has been conducted between Iran and U.S. leading six states (UK, France, Russia, China and Germany) to stop Iranian nuclear programme in exchange of lifting sanctions against it. However, USA keeps imposing trade sanctions to Iran unilaterally. It is significant to remind that deal was set to expire at the end of the year.