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Friday, November 4, 2016
Iran threatens to shelve nuclear deal at “museum” if U.S. is non-compliant: Government official
A lieutenant commander within Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps is celebrating the 37th anniversary of the U.S. Embassy takeover in Tehran by threatening that if the United States does not keep its end of the nuclear deal, Iran will render the deal void, or “send the deal to (the) Museum,” according to Iranian media sources.
"The Iranian nation is bound to its nuclear commitments, but this commitment is not a one-way street," Brigadier General Hossein Salami said at a commemoration of the Embassy takeover and subsequent hostage crisis in Tehran.
Salami spoke at a large-scale demonstration in Iran’s capital Thursday, further stating that if the U.S. fails to keep its word regarding the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), better known as the Iran nuclear deal, they wiThe takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Iran occurred shortly after the beginning of the Islamic Revolution in which Iran’s monarch, Shah Reza Pahlavi, was dethroned by radical mullahs. The Embassy was raided, and 52 Americans were held hostage for 444 days from November 4, 1979 to January 20, 1981.
The Iran nuclear deal, or JCPOA, was an agreement reached between Tehran and the West, as represented by the nations comprising the P5+1, namely Russia, China, the U.S., Britain, France and Germany in July 2015, to “ensure that Iran’s nuclear program will be exclusively peaceful,” according to the State Departmentnegotiations.
peaceful,” according to the State Department.READ MORE