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Araqchi briefs diplomatic corps on steps taken to implement JCPOA

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Nov 16, IRNA -- Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs and senior member of Iran's nuclear negotiating team Abbas Araqchi on Monday briefed Tehran-based diplomatic corps on practical steps taken to implement Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

He explained the latest developments about implementation of JCPOA and the human rights resolution on Iran due to be proposed to the third committee of the UN General Assembly.

Araqchi outlined the executive works carried by the Islamic Republic of Iran on implementation of JCPOA, including timetable and instructions to lift sanctions and the reciprocal commitments to implement the nuclear deal.

He said that from the next day of JCPOA implementation, foreign companies may sign contracts with Iranian companies.

Araqchi asked the diplomats if they have any question or ambiguity to reflect it to follow up by the panel in charge of implementing JCPOA at Foreign Ministry.

He criticized the United Nations Human Rights Council for blaming Iran for human rights record and said that the western governments have adopted double-standard and discriminatory approach about human rights.

He said that the western governments, the proponents of drafting resolution against Iran about the human rights record are pursuing political agenda.

He said that the Islamic Republic of Iran has adopted plan to improve human rights situation and is currently involved in human rights dialogue with several western governments.

Araqchi said that dialogue is the only means to promote and support human rights.

He called on the Tehran-based diplomatic corps to convey Iranian demand to their own governments appealing to object to Iranian human rights resolution at the UN General Assembly.

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