MP Doubtful of US Commitment to JCPOA

MP Doubtful of US Commitment to JCPOAMP Doubtful of US Commitment to JCPOA

A parliamentarian has expressed doubt that US officials will uphold their side of the bargain in the implementation of the nuclear agreement between Iran and the six world powers, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

"The US officials' attitude to the implementation of the JCPOA proves that they are still untrustworthy. They intend to hang on to this approach in their dealings with Iran," Hamidreza Hajibabaei told ICANA on Tuesday. He referred to the Leader's recent statements on the US irresponsibility and animosity towards Iran. "In recent months, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution has on several occasions highlighted America's untrustworthiness."

The lawmaker went on to say that "Some believe the US may adopt a different approach in subject to time and circumstances. They are hopeful about the prospects of negotiation. This is why the Leader allowed them to negotiate with the US. Now the result is there for all optimist negotiators to see; while the Leader remains doubtful about the outcome," he said.

"What [the Leader] told the MPs [in a recent meeting] underscored the unchanging approach of the US, their irresponsible behavior and their hostility toward Iran."

On the gains made by the government, the Majlis and other institutions, Hajibabaei said, "We need to remain focused on the fact that the US is not trustworthy. Based on the Resistance Economy [a set of principles to promote self-reliance], we must rely on ourselves and speak out our stance without reservation."