Iran demands United States compliance with nuclear deal

Iran demands United States compliance with nuclear deal

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, speaking on Sunday before leaving to attend the U.N General Assembly in NY, said the United States should join the countries that continue to support the nuclear deal, which he compared to a dinner party.

As regards the best approach to deal with the enemy's hostile moves, Ayatollah Khamenei said Iranian authorities should prove it to the "corrupt leaders of the United States regime" that they rely on the Iranian nation who would never bow to force.

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Sunday Tehran will respond to any wrong steps related to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran nuclear deal.

During the negotiations with the world powers in 2013-15, "the country's officials reached the conclusion that they should negotiate and ignore some of their rights so that sanctions would be removed", he said.

"The Iranian nation is standing firm and any wrong move by the domineering regime regarding the [nuclear deal] will face the reaction of the Islamic Republic", Ayatollah Khamenei warned, in a speech to graduates of Iran's military academy, adding, "Today, despite all the commitments and discussions in the negotiations, America's attitude toward these negotiations and their outcome is completely unjust and amounts to bullying".

On regional issues, he noted that the reasons behind insecurity in the Middle East can be traced to the "wicked and mischievous interventions" by the US.

Moreover, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday that he will explain some points about the US misconduct pertaining to Iran's 2015 nuclear deal in his United Nations speech, official IRNA news agency reported.

"The opponents of the JCPOA are restricted to two or three countries, including some in the United States, who feel cheated. We would not have a problem with that", state news agency IRNA quoted Rouhani as saying. Nevertheless, US officials stated that Washington will announce the continuation of sanctions relief for Iran in accordance with the deal.