The commander of Iran’s powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) has expressed support for the nuclear framework agreement that was announced on April 2, clearing the way for a comprehensive deal that could curb Iran’s nuclear activities in exchange for sanctions relief.
In comments published by Iranian news agencies, Mohammad Ali Jafari praised the Iranian nuclear negotiators and said that they had fought for the rights of the nation while respecting the red lines set by the establishment.
“With God’s grace, the revolutionary children of Islamic Iran have succeeded in their diplomatic battle to defend the rights of the Iranian competently,” said Jaafari.
He added that the Iranian nation and the IRGC are appreciative of the “honest” efforts and resistance of the Iranian nuclear team on red lines.
The comments are the latest endorsement of the tentative deal reached in Lausanne by figures within the Iranian establishment.
The chief of staff of the Iranian armed forces, Hassan Firouzabadi, endorsed the deal over the weekend and congratulated the Iranian nation over the success of nuclear talks.