US stance on nuclear deal will lead to global chaos – Iranian parliament speaker

US policies towards the 2015 nuclear deal and its sanctions against Moscow and Tehran will spread chaos in the international community, the speaker of Iran’s parliament said.

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FILE PHOTO: A view of Arak heavy water production facility in Central Iran 360 km (223 miles) south west of Tehran. ©  Fars News MN

“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 on Friday 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.

“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.

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