IRGC Cmdr. Comments on JCPOA, Says US ’Untrustworthy’
US President Donald Trump announced the US withdrawal from the JCPOA, also known as the Iran Deal, on May 8, after slamming it as "flawed" and promised to impose sanctions against Iran and everyone working with it.
Commenting on the issue, commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps [IRGC] Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari slammed the US for being an unreliable partner during his speech at a ceremony in Tehran, reported Fars News Agency.
Jafari noted that the fact that the US had abandoned an internationally endorsed agreement only proves this point. He also forecasted that Iran will have to rely on itself.
"Today, we are again witnessing that the US untrustworthiness has been proved. The US measure has been adopted to break Iran's resistance and it is not a new thing and we have been for years witnessing the enemies' evil intentions, therefore, we should rely on ourselves," he said.
Relatively, Jafari noted that although self-reliance brings independence to Iran, it will give other signatories to the JCPOA, namely Russia, China and the EU, a chance to guarantee that they will adhere to its provisions, despite the US withdrawal.
Earlier, the Iranian commander expressed skepticism that European countries would be able to continue fulfill JCPOA provisions, as Europeans "are unable to make choices independent from the US."
Recently, several prominent European politicians announced their intent to promote the idea of a more independent EU foreign policy, since they can no longer rely on Washington after its latest move.
Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team