In a rare interview, Ali Shamkhani — a close adviser to Iran’s supreme leader — said signing the 2015 pact was a mistake.
TEHRAN — A top Iranian official and close adviser to Iran’s supreme leader says his country should never have signed the international nuclear deal that has now been renounced by President Donald Trump.
In an interview with Lester Holt of NBC News, the official, Ali Shamkhani, who rarely speaks to the Western press, said that there were people in Iran who felt that signing the 2015 nuclear pact, known as the JCPOA, was a mistake.
Asked by Holt if he was one of those people, Shamkhani said, “Yes. … I’m just following the viewpoints of my nation, the people of Iran.”
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WNU Editor: Iran’s hardliners were always against the nuclear agreement. This is nothing new.