Iran’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah, said Sunday (02/07/2021): “If they want Iran to return to its obligations (…) the United States must lift the sanctions completely, not just in words or on paper.” Ali Khamenei in a speech Televised for the Air Force High Command.
“Then we will check whether the sanctions have been lifted properly,” the Iranian supreme leader added. All eyes are now on the new US administration, which says it is ready to return to the agreement on the condition that Tehran first ends all its violations.
The 2015 nuclear deal – which includes the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, the United Kingdom, China, France, Russia, the United States, as well as Germany – has already been suspended since the Americans withdrew from the agreement in 2018. The Donald Trump administration.
The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) aims to prevent Iran from equipping itself with nuclear weapons, in exchange for the lifting of international sanctions that are stifling its economy. But the Islamic Republic responded by reimposing strong US sanctions and gradually failed to fulfill its end of the agreement.
LGC (afp / efe)