Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Khamanei: Don't question the nuclear deal

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei
Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, on Tuesday warned candidates in the presidential election in the United States against questioning his country’s nuclear deal with world powers, AFP reports.

"We do not violate the nuclear accord... candidates in the American presidential election are threatening to tear up the nuclear deal. If they do so, we will burn it," he told visiting dignitaries, according to the news agency.

The nuclear agreement signed in July last year between Iran and the P5+1 group -- the U.S., Russia, China, France, Britain and Germany -- came into force in January.

Under it, Iran has limited its nuclear program in exchange for a lifting of many international sanctions. READ MORE