Speaker of Iran’s Parliament said if Europe is to save the historic 2015 nuclear deal, it must announce decisions “explicitly and swiftly.”
Speaking Sunday at an open session of the Islamic Consultative Assembly Larijani said the Islamic Republic is waiting for Europe’s decisions on the accord, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
“Time for negotiations is running out. If Europe sees itself able to preserve the nuclear deal, it should declare its stance sooner and more clearly,” Larijani told a session of parliament, according to a translation by Tehran Times.
“Otherwise, the Islamic Republic will make new moves, in the nuclear field as well as other issues,” he warned.
Larijani also strongly criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, accusing the latter of attempting to persuade EU nations to drop the deal after US President Donald Trump announced that Washington would abandon the historic treaty.
“The next issue is the wanderings of the filthy prime minister of the Zionist regime across Europe trying to make Europe follow America in walking out of the nuclear deal,” Larijani declared, according to Tehran Times.