Breaking: Leader: Iran wants to see action on nuclear deal, won’t settle for words
Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says Iran will not accept mere verbal promises in the case of the 2015 nuclear agreement this time around and needs to see action on the part of the co-signatories, given the many instances of counterparty non-compliance the country has faced.
Ayatollah Khamenei made the remarks during a virtual meeting on Wednesday with a group of people from Tabriz, the provincial capital of Iran’s northwestern East Azarbaijan Province, on the anniversary of the city’s uprising against the tyrannical rule of the former US-backed Pahlavi regime a year before the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
“Concerning the JCPOA, I should just say one word. We have heard many nice words and promises that have been violated and have not been fulfilled in action,” Ayatollah Khamenei said. “But this time around, [we accept] only actions! The Islamic Republic will not settle for [just] words as in the past.”
The Leader was referring by abbreviation to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the official name of the landmark nuclear agreement that Iran signed in 2015 with the P5+1 group of states — the US, the UK, France, Russia, and China plus Germany.
(This item is being updated.)