Tehran, Iran, December 2
By Mehdi Sepahvand –- Trend:
US president-elect Donald Trump will not tear the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) as he has vowed, Saeed Yari, chief secretary of the Organization on Iran's National Interest Protection said.
The JCPOA is an international law document well known to everybody and Iran does not seem to be facing any problems regarding the JCPOA when Trump becomes president, Yari told Trend December 2.
The JCPOA, official name for Iran’s nuclear deal with the group 5+1 (the US, UK, France, Russia, China, and Germany) was the result of years of negotiations, came into force in January, raising hopes that Iran’s nuclear program will be curbed in return for ease of economic sanctions.
However, during his presidential campaign, Trump vowed that he will "tear up" the document. In response to Trump’s statements, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei that if the US tears the document, Iran will "burn it".
Yari, in the meantime, said he has not observed anything special to draw harsh responses from Iranian officials after Trump’s victory in the election.
"Trump has not spoken harshly, he has not talked of any military confrontation, he did not talk in words that smell of war," said Yari.
"If he has moved on to select the CIA head or his defense secretary from tough people who have talked or written bad about Iran, he is acting for his Republican supporters. But he is sure to soften at least by 60 percent when he moves to the office," said the expert.