A lieutenant commander of the IRGC, Brigadier General Hossein Salami (his friends call him "Cold Cuts") spoke at a commemoration of the hostile Embassy takeover. "The Iranian nation is bound to its nuclear commitments, but this commitment is not a one-way street."
Salami spoke at a huge demonstration in Tehran on Thursday, adding that if the U.S. fails to keep its word regarding the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA, aka nuclear deal) they will be forced to return to "square one" regarding negotiations.
The July 2015 nuclear deal was an agreement between Iran and the West, represented by the P5=1 nations which are Russia, China, the U.S., Britain, France and Germany. Its purpose was to "ensure that Iran's nuclear program will be exclusively peaceful," said the State Department under Vietnam protester and current Secretary of State John Kerry.
Iran, and other Islamic theocracies define "peaceful" as a time when everyone submits to the will of Allah. In the Islamic Dictionary for Infidels, by Robert Spencer (2006) the author writes:
Muslims frequently claim, to obscure the realities of the war against non-Muslims, that "Islam means peace." The word "Islam" does indeed come from the same three-letter Arabic root (s-l-m) as the word "salaam," peace. "Islam," however, means "submission," not peace. "Peace" in Islam equals submission to the will of Allah through ihis divine eternal law, sharia. The absence of sharia is the absence of peace. Bassam Tibi explains: "First, both sides should acknowledge candidly that although they might use identical terms these mean different things to each of them. The word 'peace,' for example, implies to a Muslim the extension of the Dar al-Islam--or 'House of Islam'--to the entire world," explained Tibi. "This is completely different from the Enlightenment concept of eternal peace that dominates Western thought, a concept developed by Emmanuel Kant," an 18th-century philosopher. "Similarly, when Muslims and the Western heirs of the Enlightenment speak of tolerance they have different things in mind. In Islamic terminology, this term impies abiding non-Islamic monotheists, such as Christians, Jews and Zoroastrians, as second-class believers. They are 'dhimmi,' a protected but politically immature minority." According to Tibi, the quest of converting the entire world to Islam is an immutable fixture of the Muslim worldview. Only if this task is accomplished, if the world has become a "Dar al-Islam," will it also be a "Dar a-Salam," or house of peace."So when Iran says they are pursuing a "peaceful" use of nuclear energy, we can rightfully believe that they have their own definition of 'peace.'
If Iran can indeed bring "Death to America" and "Death to Israel," then they will have peace.
Since the nuclear deal was signed Iran pointed fingers at the U.S. but has continued financing and providing material support for global terror. They have also taken several Americans into custody and sentenced them to 10 years in prison in order to get hostage money that the Obama administration is willing to pay to make himself appear less impotent than he actually is.
"Iranians will fight to the last moment for their rights anywhere in the world; a complete return to conditions before JCPOA is a total possibility should the US fail to attach to its commitments in implementing much-vaunted deal," Cold Cuts said in that Farsi way he has of talking.
But they only do so to bring "peace" into the world.