US to lose most from JCPOA withdrawal: Leader's aide
Tehran (KNA) - A senior advisor to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the United States stands to suffer the most after its move to withdraw from a multilateral nuclear deal signed between Iran and major world powers in 2015.
Ali Akbar Velayati, the Leader's advisor on international affairs, made the remarks while speaking to reporters following a meeting with Turkmenistan's Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov in Tehran on Saturday, a few days after US President Donald Trump defied protests and last-minute lobbying by his European partners and unilaterally decided to withdraw from the historic nuclear accord, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and impose new sanctions on Tehran.
"I am announcing today that the United States will withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal," Trump said on Tuesday in a televised address from the White House. “This was a horrible one-sided deal that should have never, ever been made.”