June 24, 2021

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Iran Should Not Comply With JCPOA While Under Sanctions: Envoy

Iran’s representative to international organizations in Vienna says Tehran should not be expected to deliver on its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Kazem Gharibabadi said Iran has every right to reduce its obligations under the nuclear deal.

“Everything we have done so far to reduce our commitments has been in accordance with our rights under the JCPOA and cannot be considered a violation or non-compliance with the JCPOA,” he said.

“The reason is that other countries, including the US, the EU and the three European countries have failed to deliver on their commitments under the JCPOA regarding the lifting of sanctions,” he explained.

“These countries should not expect Iran to remain committed to its obligations while subjected to the most intense and brutal unilateral sanctions by the United States,” the Iranian envoy added.

“I made it clear today that countries that have asked Iran to stop its corrective measures should know that this is not an appropriate and fair expectation,” he said.