Iranian parliament speaker Ali Larijani said Friday that if the United States leaves the Iran nuclear deal, this will be the end of this international agreement, stressing that Washington’s policies is spreading global chaos.
Larijani, in Russia’s second largest city of St Petersburg for an international parliamentary forum, said that Washington’s withdrawal from the nuclear deal could lead to global chaos, TASS reported.
“It seems like they [the US] have started some action which will eventually lead to disorder on [the] world arena,” the speaker of Iranian parliament, Ali Larijani, said following a meeting with Vyacheslav Volodin, the speaker of the Duma lower house of Russia’s parliament.
“An example to that is sanctions which they imposed on Iran and Russia as well as the measures they began to take in light of the nuclear agreement signed with Iran,” he added.
If Washington fails to comply with the nuclear deal arrangements, the agreement will collapse, the Iranioan speaker said.
“Over the past months, the Americans repeatedly violated the nuclear agreement,” Larijani stated.
Larijani said he was surprised to hear US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson openly say that new administrations revise old agreements. “He was very clear – when you [Iran] negotiated, you should have known that the governments change, and the agreements may change as well,” Larijani added.
“But then you can’t reach any agreements at all.”
The UN nuclear watchdog has confirmed Iran’s commitment to its obligations under the deal seven times to date, Larijani said.
He warned that Tehran may respond with reciprocal measures, even if the US quits from the agreement.
“Even the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action [JCPOA] itself sets out that if other signatories take any measures, Iran may do so as well,” Larijani said.