The Iranian president tried to defend his administration’s record on the nuclear agreement as the ultra-right factions of the Islamic Republic heightened their criticism of the significance of the deal with the world powers.
In July, Iran reached a deal with world powers and agreed to concessions in its nuclear program in exchange for the removal of international sanctions on its international trade capabilities.
Rohani stressed that the nuclear deal was a triumph for the country and he accused the media of fomenting anarchy through their attacks on the agreement.
The IRGC and other conservative factions of the government are accusing the Rohani administration of having been duped by the U.S. during the nuclear negotiations.
The administration recently presented Parliament with a report citing the U.S. Treasury and Israel as factors in hampering the implementation of the nuclear deal.
In a council meeting on relations with the U.S., the head of Iran’s Central Bank stressed that Iran has not yet enjoyed the expected results from implementing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. Valiollah Seif said recently that Iran is still unable to access its financial holdings outside the country.
The government has blamed U.S. Treasury restrictions for the country’s inability to access its funds in foreign countries.
This has given Rohani’s critics an opening to attack the government and accuse it of having been duped by the U.S. during the negotiations.