Iran demands U.S. compliance with nuclear deal

Cheryl Sanders
September 17, 2017

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei on Sunday warned that "any wrong doing in connection with the nuclear deal will spark reaction of the Islamic Republic of Iran", IRNA reported.

Next month, Trump is slated to decide whether Iran has breached the deal.

The news comes as the Trump administration is seemingly struggling to put the nuclear deal in question.

The Leader of the Revolution went on to say: Today we witness, despite all the contracts, deals, and multiple talks regarding the JCPOA, the attitudes of the United States towards the negotiations and their outcomes are totally oppressive, hounding, and cruel.

He also noted that the reason behind insecurity in the Middle East can be traced back to the "wicked and mischievous interventions" by the United States.

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani left Sunday for the U.N. General Assembly in NY, where he is expected to speak with world leaders on the 2015 nuclear agreement which eased worldwide sanctions on Iran in exchange for curbing its nuclear program.

During his trip, Rouhani will deliver a speech at the UN General Assembly and will urge the United States to abide by its commitments to the nuclear deal reached in 2015. "They believe that a feast has been set out but that they are deprived of going to the table", Rouhani said before leaving Tehran for NY on Sunday to attend the upcoming UN General Assembly meeting.

The State Department announced on September 14 that it will continue to waive sanctions on Iran as part of the nuclear agreement, but no decision had yet been made on whether to preserve the deal itself.

Washington extended some sanctions relief for Iran on Thursday under Tehran's 2015 deal with world powers.

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