- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Iranian officials are accusing the U.S. of violating the landmark nuclear deal with Tehran by not releasing enough sanctions to the Islamic Republic, according to regional media reports.

Iran maintains that the U.S. has not granted enough sanctions relief under the agreement, accusing Washington of working behind the scenes to stop American companies from conducting business with Iran, The Washington Free Beacon reported

Sadeg Amoli Larijani, Iran’s judiciary chief, on Monday said the United States’ actions violate the nuclear agreement. 

“The Americans are now acting in violation of the nuclear agreement,” Mr. Larijani was quoted as saying on Monday before high-ranking Iranian officials, Free Beacon reported.

“The Americans should know that the Islamic Republic of Iran would never compromise its interests and would never agree with investment of foreign firms in the country at any price, while it enjoys rich resources and abundant talents,” Mr. Larijani was quoted as saying.

Iran has been complaining for months that the U.S. has not given Tehran enough sanctions relief under the nuclear agreement. 

These complaints have reportedly prompted the Obama administration to consider offering Iran greater concessions, including access to the U.S. dollar and American financial markets, in exchange for continued dismantling of Tehran’s nuclear facilities. 

U.S. lawmakers have launched an investigation into the Obama administration’s claims about the deal, alleging that the White House lied to Congress about the range of concessions granted to Iran and of rewriting the deal to permit Iran to carry out ballistic missile tests.

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