Apr 12, 2021 05:33 UTC
  • Hezbollah: US’s potential return to JCPOA great victory for Iran

Hezbollah says the United States’ potential return to the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world countries would constitute a “great victory” for the Islamic Republic.

In the event that such a prospect materializes, “it means that it (Iran) has achieved a great victory,” the Lebanese resistance movement’s Deputy Secretary-General Sheikh Naim Qassem told Lebanon’s al-Manar television network on Sunday.

“And any victory for Iran is a victory for the whole (resistance) axis,” he added.

The nuclear deal was hailed by the United Nations as a pillar of regional and international stability and ratified by the UN Security Council Resolution 2231.

The US, however, left the JCPOA in 2018 and re-imposed the sanctions that the deal had relieved. The Israeli regime as well as some of its regional and international allies played a major role in instigating Washington to quit the agreement.

Iran returned Washington and others’ non-commitment to the JCPOA with a set of gradual nuclear countermeasures.

On Tuesday, the deal’s remaining signatories launched fresh talks in the Austrian capital to examine the potential of fresh sanction relief and reversal of Iran’s retaliatory steps.

The Islamic Republic says it refuses any talks with the US as long as it keeps the bans in place. It also asserts that it only reverses its reprisal once the latter lifted all the sanctions in a manner that could be verifiable by Tehran.