Iran resume nuclear commitments when US lifts all sanctions from country.
US and three European members violated all the commitments.
Supreme Leader of Iran Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Sunday that the United States must first “lift sanctions completely”. It is following by inspections in Tehran before the Islamic Republic returns to its nuclear deal commitments.
“If they want Iran to return to its commitments, US must lift sanctions completely. But not just with words or on paper,” Khamenei said in a televised address to air force commanders.
“They have to act immediately and then we will check if they have use properly and then we will come back,” he added.
After US President Donald Trump’s decision to step down in 2018 and re-impose sanctions on Tehran, a major 2015 deal is at stake. A year later, Tehran suspended most of its major nuclear commitments. The new administration of US President Joe Biden has expressed a willingness to return to the deal. But he has urged Tehran to continue in full compliance first.
On January 4, Iran announced that it had accelerated its uranium enrichment process to a purity of 20 percent. It’s above the 3.67 percent level permitted by the agreement, but well below the amount required for a nuclear bomb.
And Iran resume nuclear commitments when US lifts all sanctions from country. US and three European members violated all the commitments., unless US lifts sanctions or other key parties to the deal do not help Tehran bypass them, according to legislation passed by parliament in December.
Who violated the commitments?
According to Khamenei, Iran has “the right to set the terms for the continuation of the treaty” because it has confirmed the end, unlike the United States and the three European treaty members – Great Britain, France and Germany – which “violated” had all their obligations.
“Nobody in the Iran has interest in the nonsense said by those who have no rights whatsoever,” he said. Khamenei insisted that the Tehran state was Iran’s “established policy” for the United States. Iran “will not turn away,” he said.
On Monday, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif urged the European Union to coordinate Washington and Tehran to return to the nuclear deal after diplomatic opposition over who would act first.