US' JCPOA Approach Criticized

US' JCPOA Approach CriticizedUS' JCPOA Approach Criticized

Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani criticized the US for its failure to fully implement the July 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, stressing that Tehran will adopt a more serious stance if such an approach continues.

If the United States continues to impede the implementation of the nuclear deal, "we will take more serious decisions to restore our rights," Shamkhani said on Thursday, Tasnim News Agency reported.

While the nuclear agreement between Iran and P5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain and France, plus Germany) has been in force since January, Iranian officials complain about the US failure to fully meet its commitments under the accord.

Back in March, Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said Americans have yet to fulfill what they were supposed to do as per the nuclear deal.

Iran still faces problems in its banking transactions, because western countries and those involved in such processes are afraid of Americans, the Leader said at the time, criticizing the US for its moves to prevent Iran from taking advantage of the sanctions removal granted as part of the JCPOA.

Shamkhani also said Iran's experiences in different areas, such as in nuclear talks or in regional developments, have proven that "trusting the US whether in the case of the ceasefire in Syria or in removal of economic sanctions is like moving toward a mirage."

On September 9, Russia and the United States agreed on a milestone deal on the Syrian crisis after hours of marathon talks in the Swiss city of Geneva, calling for a ceasefire in the Arab country.

The ceasefire began on September 12 but ended on September 19, two days after US-led coalition jets bombed Syrian government forces' positions near the eastern city of Deir ez-Zor, killing 90 troops.