Iran won't wait for Europe's dateless promises: Larijani
Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani says the Islamic Republic will not wait for Europe's dateless promises, urging European countries to "explicitly and swiftly" announce their decisions about a key 2015 nuclear agreement after the US pullout.
According to Press TV, addressing an open session of the Iranian parliament on Sunday, Larijani added that Iranian authorities are prudently following up on the nation's demands, noting, however, that time is running out for negotiations with Europe on the nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
He said if Europe thinks that it is capable of saving the nuclear agreement, it should declare its decision explicitly and swiftly.
"Otherwise, the Islamic Republic of Iran will take next steps either in the nuclear field or other issues," the top Iranian parliamentarian pointed out.
Larijani also condemned Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s attempts to get the three European governments on board with the US to scuttle the nuclear deal.
"It seems that after terrorists' defeat in Iraq and Syria, the Zionist regime seeks to create another crisis in the Middle East in order to cover up the regime's domestic and foreign problems," Larijani said.
The regime in Occupied Palestine has lobbied for European countries to follow the example of the US president and pull out of the nuclear accord and to force European firms to pull out of Iran.