President Hassan Rouhani has vowed that Iran will reciprocate the sanctions that are imposed by the United States against the Islamic Republic “under any pretext.”

The administration of us President Donald Trump said that it was imposing new economic sanctions against Iran over its ballistic missile program.

The US departments of treasury and state said they were targeting 18 Iranian individuals, groups and networks, freezing their assets in the US and preventing Americans from doing business with them.

Rouhani further said the Iranian parliament would ratify reciprocal measures in response to US congressional measures.

The nuclear-related sanctions against Iran were lifted under its 2015 nuclear deal with six world powers, including the US.