Hardline Stance on Deal Rejected

Hardline Stance on Deal Rejected Hardline Stance on Deal Rejected

The head of the United Front of Moderates of Islamic Iran criticized some opponents of the recent nuclear deal with major powers for adopting a "hardline" stance, saying they are acting against the wishes of the government and nation.

"Some critics… are seeking to stand against demands of the government and the people," Mohammad Arshadi said in an interview with IRNA on Wednesday.

Praising the performance of the negotiating team in nuclear talks, he said, "The negotiators, indeed, observed the red lines outlined by the Leader of the Islamic Revolution."

"The outcome of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (the official name of the deal) will meet approval of the nation and the government."

Some provisions of the JCPOA, reached between Iran and the P5+1 (the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council plus Germany) on July 14 in Vienna, have been targeted by critics.

The deal needs to be approved by the Majlis and the Supreme National Security Council before being put into force.