An Iranian MP says Trump’s campaign remarks have put the US administration under heavy pressure of public opinion to scrap the nuclear deal with Iran, but he has no choice but to pursue its implementation.
Iranian lawmaker Jalil Rahimi Jahan-Abadi said the new US government has no other option but to pursue the implementation of the JCPOA, which has been devised by the former US administration and the other five world powers.
Nonetheless, he noted, Trump primarily needs to shift public opinion in favour of implementing the JCPOA to modify the poisonous atmosphere he had created around the nuclear deal during his election campaign.
According to a Farsi report by ICANA, he stressed that although Trump ascended to power by uttering threats to rip up the JCPOA, currently, he needs to both change public opinion and fulfil its commitments on implementing the deal.
“The public pressure on Trump is constantly mounting.”
The JCPOA was the outcome of the collective wisdom and efforts by the International Atomic Energy Agency, Iran and major world powers, he noted, highlighting the efforts made by the IAEA to defend the deal.
“The nuclear deal has prevented the aggravation of the crises in the world and Middle East and brought about relative peace in the region. By defending the nuclear deal, the IAEA will endeavour to promote this optimistic view across the world.”