Velayati criticizes US for breaching JCPOA
EghtesadOnline: Head of the Center for Strategic Research of Expediency Council Ali-Akbar Velayati said on Sunday that the Americans have not honored their commitment to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
Velayati, also a top foreign policy advisor to Supreme Leader, made the remarks in a ceremony to mark the 1st anniversary of the landmark nuclear deal with six world powers, IRNA reports.
The Americans have not honored their commitments to the nuclear deal, the sanctions are not fully removed and some of the conditions set by the Supreme Leader have been ignored, Velayati said.
President Obama has to give assurances that the sanctions will be removed, Velayati said, adding, 'We have kept all our promises even ahead of the time they had specified, but unfortunately, the Western parties to JCPOA have not removed the sanctions yet.'
Velayati said that as repeatedly warned by the Supreme Leader, the Americans may lift nuclear-related sanctions, but, driven by the blind animosity toward Iran, they will impose new sanctions under other pretexts.