On eve of one-year anniversary of nuclear deal, Iran’s Rouhani warns regime could restore program

by WorldTribune Staff, July 14, 2016

Iran is poised to restore its nuclear program if world powers don’t live up to their end of the nuclear deal, President Hassan Rouhani said.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. /AFP/Getty Images
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. /AFP/Getty Images

Rouhani made the comments on state TV on July 13, the eve of the one-year anniversary of the deal (or Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action).

While saying the deal promotes “peace and stability,” Rouhani assured Iranians that Teheran is “completely ready” and able to restore its nuclear program quickly if other parties violate the deal.

Iran claims the U.S. hasn’t done enough to encourage banks to do business with Iran.

Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei recently insisted that “the Americans are not applying a large part of their commitments as we have done.”

In another sign of Obama administration capitulation, Secretary of State John Kerry stressed that the U.S. has met its sanctions relief obligations to Iran, but is willing to listen to Iran’s complaints.