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Feb 07, 2021
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Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei: Iran Will Only Return To Its JCPOA Commitments Once All Sanctions Are Revoked

#8668 | 02:44
Source: Channel 1 (Iran)

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that Iran would only return to its JCPOA commitments once America revoked all its sanctions. He made these remarks during a public address that aired on Channel 1 (Iran) on February 7, 2021. Khamenei said that the U.S. and three European countries have violated their commitments to the JCPOA agreement, so they have forfeited their right to set any conditions regarding the agreement. He added that Iran is the only party that has the right to set conditions for the implementation of the JCPOA, because it has abided by all its commitments from the get-go. He further said that Iran would only return to its commitments once it feels that all the American sanctions are in fact revoked. 

Ali Khamenei: "Logically, America and the three European countries that have violated all their JCPOA commitments no longer have the right to set any conditions with regard to the JCPOA."

Off-screen voice: "Say 'Allah Akbar.'"

Audience: "Allah Akbar, Allah Akbar, Allah Akbar. Khamenei is the leader. Death to those who oppose the Rule of the Jurisprudent. Death to America! Death to England! Death to the hypocrites and to the evil ones! Death to Israel!"

Khamenei: "The party that has the right to set conditions so that the JCPOA will continue to be implemented is Iran.  The reason is that Iran has abided by all its JCPOA commitments right from the get go.

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"We have set a condition, declared it, and nobody will take it back. The condition is: If they want Iran to return to its JCPOA commitments – Iran has breached some of those commitments… If they want Iran to return to these commitments, America must revoke all the sanctions. It cannot merely pay lip-service or (remove it only) on paper.  No! They must repeal the sanctions in practice. Then we will examine it, and if we were to feel that the sanctions have been repealed, we would return to our JCPOA commitments. This is the resolute policy of the Islamic Republic. It is accepted by all the officials and we will not rescind it.

Off-screen speaker: "Say 'Allah Akbar.'"

Audience: "Allah Akbar, Allah Akbar, Allah Akbar. Khamenei is the leader. Death to those who oppose the Rule of the Jurisprudent. Death to America! Death to England! Death to the hypocrites and to the evil ones! Death to Israel!"

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