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Iran’s Assembly of Experts urges officials not to pin hopes on Europe’s pledges

Tasnim – The Assembly of Experts, a top body electing leader of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, urged the country’s officials not to pin their hopes on the promises given by the European parties to the 2015 nuclear deal after the US withdrawal from the international accord.

“The sturdy tree of the Islamic Revolution is passing its 40th year at a time when international looters and sworn enemies are once again making their desperate attempts to deal blows to it,” the Assembly of Experts said in a statement released after a meeting in Tehran on Thursday.

“Over the past 40 years, the enemies have targeted the most important factor of the success of the Islamic Establishment, which is the people’s trust,” it added.

The enemies are seeking to impose pressures on the Iranian people through imposing economic pressures and sanctions on the country and then drive a wedge between the people and the Establishment, the statement said.

In the current situation, the country’s officials are required to powerfully stand against conspiracies of the enemies and refrain from pinning their hopes on the Europeans’ promises, it stressed, referring to Europe’s move to propose a package of economic measures to offset US pullout from the nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

On May 8, the US president pulled his country out of the JCPOA, which was achieved in 2015 after years of negotiations among Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany).

Following the US exit, Iran and the remaining parties launched talks to save the accord.

Meanwhile, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei has underlined that any decision to keep the JCPOA running without the US should be conditional on “practical guarantees” from the Europeans.