Breaking: President Rouhani: US can resume commitments swiftly if it is serious
The US administration, if it is really resolved, can lift the sanctions on Iran and resume honoring its commitments practically in only one hour, President Hassan Rouhani said.
According to Tasnim news agency, speaking at a cabinet session on Wednesday, President Rouhani said it is a lie that the US would require two or three months to resume honoring its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal.
The return of Americans to their commitments and the removal of sanctions against Iran would be possible in just an hour, he added, saying it only needs serious resolve.
“If there is determination, the US can return to all of its commitments in one day, and we would also return to all of ours. Slogans and interviews would not make things work out. Americans must take practical action,” the president added.
President Rouhani then deplored the administration of his American counterpart for its failure to take any serious measure to lift the sanctions and pressures on Iran.
US President Joe Biden, one of whose campaign pledges was the US’ return to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, has refused to lift the anti-Iranian sanctions imposed by his predecessor and has even set conditions for rejoining the deal that Donald Trump scrapped in 2018.
In remarks in February, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said Iran has had enough of empty promises about the nuclear deal, demanding practical action on fulfillment of the JCPOA by the other parties.