Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has demanded US guarantees that it would not backtrack from the nuclear deal if it was revived, ahead of his visit to United Nations.
Speaking to the CBS “60 minutes” program on Sunday, Raisi said, “We cannot trust the Americans because of the behavior that we have already seen from them. That is why if there is no guarantee, there is no trust.”
“If it’s a good deal and fair deal, we would be serious about reaching an agreement,” he added.
According to Reuters, Raisi claimed that earlier, the Americans betrayed the terms of the agreement, because of which Tehran had to limit its nuclear program in exchange for respite from US, European Union, and United Nations economic sanctions.
According to the report, last month, Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian also demanded a strong warranty from Washington for the revival of the 2015 nuclear deal. He further added that the UN Atomic watchdog (I.e. IAEA) should cease its “politically motivated probes” of Iran’s nuclear program.
In 2015, former US President Barak Obama brokered the deal with Iran under which Iran set back its nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief. However, three years later, Donald Trump withdrew from the deal and re-imposed severe sanctions.