Supreme Leader: Americans not acting on their pledges

Tehran, March 20, IRNA – Supreme Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said on Sunday that Americans did not act on their pledges in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Addressing tens of thousands of pilgrims to the holy shrine of the 8th Imam of Shiites, Hazrat Ali Ibn Moussa al-Reza (AS), Ayatollah Khamenei said, “Americans did not act on what they promised in the nuclear accord (the JCPOA); they did not do what they should have done. According to Foreign Minister (Mohammad-Javad Zarif), they brought something on the paper but prevented materialization of the objectives of the Islamic Republic of Iran through many diversionary ways.”
The Ayatollah questioned, “What a hue and cry did they launch in the case of the missiles: Why Iran has long-ranged missiles? Why they (Iranians) aim and point to the target so precisely? Why they (Iranians) tested and why you (we Iranians) do military exercise?”
The Paramount Leader further said, “Americans and one of the countries of the region launch wargame every now and then in the Persian Gulf, which is several thousands of kilometers away of their country, while they have no responsibility there. Iran carries out military exercise in its own security boundary and home. “
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