Iranian officials are warning President Trump not to release insider documents relating to the so-called nuclear deal.
Senior Iranian MP Alaeddin Boroujerdi even went as far as to suggest that the Trump administration may be in danger of irreparably damaging the reputation of the International Atomic Energy Agency, or IAEA, the agency responsible for making sure Iran complies with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPA), the formal name for the controversial nuclear deal pushed through by the Obama administration.
“If Trump wants to publish confidential documents exchanged between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency, it will in fact constitute a violation of the agency’s obligations, because the agency has been committed not to make Iran’s confidential nuclear information and documents available to any country, including the US,” Boroujerdi said, according to Iran’s semi-official government-linked Fars News.
As Chairman of the Iranian Parliament's Committee on National Security and Foreign Policy, Boroujerdi is a well-known hardliner in parliament. He is not shy about his vision for an Islamist Iran. During his tenure, he has launched official state visits to Lebanon in order to meet with Hezbollah’s Hassan Nasrallah, the head of the Shiite terrorist group who has vowed to wipe Israel off the amp. Boroujerdi is also a Khamenei loyalist, pledging his allegiance to the Ayatollah, Iran’s Supreme Leader. The Khameneite faction of Iran’s government has long been suspicious of moderate (by Iranian standards at least) President Hassan Rouhani and Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, the chief architects of the JCPA.
Touting Iran’s “commitment” to the nuclear deal, Boroujerdi suggested that even if the Trump White House were to leak confidential documents pertaining to the JCPA, they would prove the “the Islamic Republic’s rightfulness.”
Iran’s so-called First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri echoed Boroujerdi Tuesday, stating "Iran is bound to international agreements with the world states, but it will not retreat from its principles.”
When Jahangiri says that Iran “will not retreat from its principles” what he means is that Tehran will do everything in its power to ensure that its “peaceful” nuclear programs ploughs forward.
The Trump administration has already signaled a hardline stance on Iran, vowing to hold the Shiite power accountable in a way that the Obama administration did not. However, the president has given no indication, publicly at least, that he plans on releasing confidential documents relating to the nuclear deal.