The Iranians attend a rally on the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution on February 11, 2018 in the capital, Tehran. (AFP photo)
TEHRAN, April 7 (Xinhua) – A senior Iranian legislator said on Saturday that his country would definitely go away from the 2015 nuclear deal if the US sanctions Iran.
"The main objective of the JCPOA (official name for the nuclear agreement) was the lifting of sanctions against Iran," said Alaeddin Boroujerdi, Head of Parliament's National National Security and Foreign Policy Commission.
"If sanctions are imposed on Iran, we definitely will not stay in the JCPOA," Boroujerdi told Press TV.
On Thursday, US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, said that Washington is likely to step out of the Iran nuclear deal and impose sanctions on the Islamic Republic.
She accused Iran of supporting terrorism and violating the provisions of the JCPOA and said the Europeans closed their eyes, adding that the United States would not do so.
US President Donald Trump has consistently criticized the nuclear pact launched in July 201
Trump has demanded that the nuclear agreement be amended to remove expiration clauses for some of the restrictions it imposes on Iran and to tighten inspection rules and limit the development of Iran's long-range missiles.
Iran said it will not take any action beyond its commitment to the JCPOA and will not accept changes to this agreement now or at any time.
Iran has threatened to withdraw from the nuclear agreement if it can not obtain economic benefits.