United States Expect The Sanctions On Iran To Be Lifted Gradually, Iran Objects
The United States are requesting that the dynamics of reached Iran’s nuclear program agreement dictate the dynamics of the embargo lifting. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei expects the sanctions to be lifted as soon as the deal is signed.
The United States of America State Department stated on Thursday that the embargo imposed on Iran will be removed gradually.
“We’re not going to respond to every public statement made by Iranian officials or negotiate in public. Sanctions will be suspended in a phased manner upon verification that Iran has met specific commitments under a finalized joint comprehensive plan of action,” Jeff Rathke, State Department spokesman stated on Thursday.
Earlier, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of Iran requested for the embargo to be lifted momentarily, when the agreement is signed. Khamenei addressed the nation on Thursday, in a speech broadcasted on Iranian TV station. “I neither support nor oppose the deal. Everything is in the details, it may be that the deceptive other side wants to restrict us in the details,” said the Supreme Leader, adding that “All sanctions should be removed when the deal is signed. If the sanctions removal depends on other processes, then why did we start the negotiations?”
The statement is similar to the one that the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani made earlier that day. Rouhani stated that he expects the embargo to lifted when the deal is signed, and that “We will not sign any deal unless all sanctions are lifted on the same day … We want a win-win deal for all parties involved in the nuclear talks.”
The agreement will diminish the Iranian activities on nuclear enrichment, and allow for the international inspectors to control the country’s nuclear industry. On the other hand Iran was promised the lifting of the sanctions, but the dynamics of the lifting seems to cause dispute. Tehran is even taught to be prepared to pull back from the negotiations if they don’t see the deal as fair.