Source: Agencies02 Aug 2016 19:13:16

Tehran, August 2: Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Tuesday slammed the slow implementation of the nation’s nuclear deal and said that Nuclear deal with the Western powers is not befitting regular Iranians and are yet to see benefit of nuclear deal.

The deal was finalized in July of 2015 and took effect six months ago but Khamenei said regular Iranians are still suffering. We signed the nuclear agreement in order to get the sanctions lifted, but this has not been the case.

He further said, "The nuclear deal, as an experience, once again proved the pointlessness of negotiating with the Americans, their bad promises and the need not to trust America's promises. Iran will not accept any further talks with United States due to what he described as US violations of the deal, though he's previously ruled out further negotiations in other speeches.”

As the country's supreme leader Khamenei has the final say on all national issues. He accused the US of blocking Iran's reintegration in the international economic community. The agreement called for Iran to open itself to international inspections of its nuclear sites, and to reduce its supply of lowly enriched uranium.

In return, Western economic sanctions targeting several sectors, including the country's oil exports and banking ties, were to be lifted. Iran signed the pact, along with the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China. It ended a stand-off over Tehran's nuclear program, which many, particularly the US, saw as a long-term threat as Iran built up fissile material and moved closer towards developing a nuclear bomb.