‘Iran Has No Need’ for 2015 Nuclear Deal, IRGC Commander Declares

Gen. Hossein Salami, commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC). Photo: Reuters/Morteza Nikoubazl.

The Iranian regime’s top military commander on Wednesday poured cold water on the prospect of Tehran resuming cooperation with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) — the technical name for the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers led by the US.

In remarks to Iranian official media on Wednesday, Gen. Hossein Salami — the commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) — said that the JCPOA was “no longer necessary,” irrespective of whether the incoming administration of US President-elect Joe Biden revives the 2015 deal.

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