Pak media give wide coverage to Iran Supreme Leader’s remarks

Islamabad, Aug 30, IRNA -- The Pakistani media in their reports have given wide coverage to the remarks of Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, saying that Iran is to abandon nuclear deal if needed.

Daily ‘Dawn’ said that Iran's Supreme leader has warned the country could abandon its nuclear deal with world powers if it no longer served its interests, even as economic and political pressure mounted on the government.

“Naturally, if we reach the conclusion that (the nuclear deal) is no longer maintaining our national interests, we will put it aside,” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in a meeting with the cabinet.

He said Iran must not “pin its hopes” on Europe, despite European efforts to salvage the nuclear deal following the withdrawal of the United States.

Daily ‘Business Recorder’ added Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said that his government should be ready to “set aside” the 2015 nuclear deal if it is no longer in the country’s national interests.

“The JCPOA (nuclear deal) is not the objective, it is only a means,” he said in a meeting with the cabinet, according to his website.

“Naturally, if we reach the conclusion that it is no longer maintaining our national interests, we will put it aside.”

Daily ‘The News’ reported that Iran´s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has warned the country could abandon its nuclear deal with world powers if it no longer served its interests, even as economic and political pressure mounted on the government.

‘Daily Times’ said that Iran’s Supreme Leader says his country could abandon its nuclear deal with world powers if it no longer served its interests.

“Naturally, if we reach the conclusion that (the nuclear deal) is no longer maintaining our national interests, we will put it aside,” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in a meeting with the cabinet.

‘Pakistan Today’ reported that Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Iran could abandon its nuclear accord with world powers after the US withdrawal if it does not serve its interests, casting doubt on negotiations with European countries to salvage the deal.

“The nuclear deal is a means, not the goal, and if we come to this conclusion that it does not serve our national interests, we can abandon it,” Khamenei said.

Daily ‘The Nation’ said Iran’s Supreme Leader has warned Iran could abandon its nuclear deal with world powers if it no longer served its interests, even as economic and political pressure mounted on the government.

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