Commander: US commitment to nuclear deal no way related to Iran regional, defense issues
Deputy Chief of Staff of Iran's Armed Forces, Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri, blasted US Secretary of State John Kerry's remarks, and said Washington is not allowed to set conditions for complying with its undertakings under the last year nuclear deal with Tehran.
"No one in Iran allows the US to tie its non-commitment to the resistance front's defensive issues and interests," Jazayeri said on Sunday.
His remarks came after Kerry told the Foreign Affairs magazine that Iran should halt support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Hezbollah resistance group and stop progress in its missile program to benefit from Washington's support for its banking relations with the European countries.
Jazayeri underscored that playing game over Iran's defense power doesn’t settle the White House's problems, and said the only way for the US to get rid of the deadlock it has entangled in the region is acknowledging its strategic mistakes and accepting its responsibility for thousands of criminal acts in the region.
"The origin of all the regional problems in West Asia is the US hegemonic policies," he stressed.
His remarks came after Governor of the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) Valiollah Seif once again lashed out at Washington for not complying with its undertakings under the last year nuclear deal with Tehran.