Iran Warns World Powers against Violation of Geneva Deal
(FNA)- Iranian Government Spokesman Mohammad Baqer Nobakht warned the Group 5+1 (the US, Russia, China, Britain and France plus Germany) against the violation of the Geneva deal struck in November, and said Tehran will show a tough reaction to any such move.
“If any measure is adopted by the other side against the Geneva agreement and our national interests, we will certainly stand against it,” Nobakht said in his weekly press conference in Tehran on Wednesday.
He further reiterated a second time that Iran's reaction to the other sides' violating the Geneva deal would be tought.
Meantime, Nobakht said that the Iranian government has received no official report saying that the US has violated the Geneva deal yet, and said, “The Americans make such remarks because they are sad to see so many economic groups are visiting Iran.”
Nobakht’s comments was in reaction to the recent remarks by US Under-Secretary of State Wendy Sherman against Iran’s nuclear program.
Earlier this month, Sherman said the Geneva nuclear deal with Tehran was not perfect, but that it rolled back Iran’s nuclear program.
"This is not perfect but this does freeze and roll back their program in significant ways and give us time on the clock to in fact negotiate that comprehensive agreement," Sherman told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
After Sherman’s remarks, the Iranian legislators asked the government to give a crushing response to the recent comments made by a number of US officials against Tehran.
Members of the parliament urged the government to give a crushing response to the vulgar words made by Sherman about Iran’s peaceful nuclear program.
Some 190 out of the total 290 parliamentarians, in a statement read out during an open session of the parliament this morning, described Sherman’s remarks as nonsense, saying she was talking palaver.
In relevant development, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif also slammed Sherman for her recent remarks against Iran, and advised her to make statements based on realities.
“Iran’s nuclear technology is non-negotiable and comments about Iran’s nuclear facilities are worthless and there is no need to negotiate or hold talks about them,” Zarif said.
On November 24, Iran and the Group 5+1 sealed a six-month Joint Plan of Action to lay the groundwork for the full resolution of the West’s decade-old dispute with Iran over its nuclear energy program. In exchange for Tehran’s confidence-building bid to limit certain aspects of its nuclear activities, the Sextet of world powers agreed to lift some of the existing sanctions against Tehran and continue talks with the country to settle all problems between the two sides.