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President says his government undermined sanctions through JCPOA

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Yasuj, Kohkiloyeh-Boyerahmad prov, Aug 15, IRNA -- President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday that his government managed to undermine the foundations of sanctions by signing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Addressing a provincial administrative meeting on Monday, he said his government was after removing the foundations of the sanctions not the sanctions themselves.

He said it managed to get to its objective through signing the JCPOA.

He said Iran could have accelerated the pace of the negotiations and got results in a more rapid manner but was seeking another goal.

The president went on to elaborate on the "basics of the sanctions" which also included the United Nations Security Council's anti-Iran resolutions and the possible military dimensions (PMD) of Iran's civil nuclear program.

This, he said, meant the world believed Iran was engaged in activities to build atomic bombs.

Whereas, now, the International Atomic Energy Agency has officially announced that it has nothing to discuss Iran's past activities and is going to examine only its future activities.

Unlike other countries whose dossiers were referred to the UNSC and ended up in total destruction like Iraq or were caught in devastating wars, Iran managed to survive UN resolutions, meaning that now it has no problems with the body.

He said that now in the post-JCPOA time Iranian people are suffering less from health issues which were due to purchase of non-standard agricultural products or medications.

President Rouhani further noted that the military sanctions against Iran have now been removed and Iran is capable of purchasing any kind of arms.

He said today Iran is keeping with its nuclear activities in places like Natanz, Arak, Isfahan and Fordow and simultaneously has got the world to recognize its nuclear activities and even cooperate with Iran.

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