Iranian leader’s new statements not contradictory to nuclear deal
Tehran, Iran, July 19
By Mehdi Sepahvand -- Trend:
An Iranian political scholar says there is no incompatibility between Iran's act in making a deal with world powers and recent statements by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
It is internationally customary that when two countries strike a deal on some issue, their relations in other areas are not necessarily changed, Foad Izadi, faculty member and political affairs analyst told Trend July 19.
Izadi pointed as an example to relations between the US and the former USSR.
Iran and the group P5+1 (the US, UK, France, Russia, China, and Germany) reached a comprehensive deal on July 14. The deal will limit Iran's nuclear program and in return lift economic sanctions on the country.
The Iranian leader on July 18 said Iran's policies toward the US are not changed and added that the policies of the Islamic Republic in the region are the exact opposite of those of the US.
Izadi pointed out that according to the leader, many regional problems are caused by the US and Iran is not likely to coalesce with the US on creating such problems.
Ayatollah Khamenei had blamed the US as the originator of the ISIL and supporter of Israel.
Elsewhere in his remarks, the political analyst commented on Iran's military concerns after the nuclear deal.
There is UN Security Council Resolution 1929, which puts restrictions on Iran's military power, he said.
When in negotiations, one naturally has to give up advantages in order to gain some other advantages, Izadi pointed out.
Therefore, according to the deal, the sanctions will remain in place for another five to eight years, he stated.