West Will Have to Honor JCPOA

West Will Have to Honor JCPOAWest Will Have to Honor JCPOA

Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani on Thursday decried the West’s “unfair” conduct and failure to meet its commitments under a comprehensive nuclear deal with Iran, saying they will be finally compelled to honor pledges because of Tehran’s options.

Addressing a conference in Tehran on West Asian geopolitical developments, Larijani said the nuclear negotiations between Iran and P5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) which led to the July 2015 nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, secured Iran’s right to uranium enrichment.

However, he added, the West behaved unfairly on certain commitments under the JCPOA, Tasnim News Agency reported.

“But they will be obliged to honor their commitments, because we have options that would make them regret [their failure to meet their undertakings],” he said.

Larijani’s comments came amid growing pessimism about Washington’s sincerity in implementing the nuclear pact, which went into force in January.

On Wednesday, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said major global banks’ reluctance to work with Iran results from Washington’s intimidating policies and its push for provoking Iranophobia.