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US violator of JCPOA: Iran top negotiator

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Oct 21, IRNA -- US has not been committed to its obligations enshrined in the nuclear deal reached between Iran and Group 5+1 (the US, Russia, China, France and Britain plus Germany) in July 2015, top Iranian nuclear negotiator said on Saturday.

While the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has continuously confirmed Iran's compliance to the JCPOA, the US has not been bound to its obligations and has violated both text and spirit of this international accord several times, Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Abbas Araqchi said on Saturday in the 2017 Moscow Nonproliferation Conference.

The official said that according to the articles 26, 28 and 29 of the JCPOA, the US had the obligation to execute the JCPOA with good will and in a constructive atmosphere and it should avoid any measure that prevented Iran to fully enjoy removal of sanctions.

All Trump speeches against the JCPOA, including its lecture in the UN General Assembly were a clear violation of the nuclear deal, he added.

Araqchi said that 'Such measures by the US are unacceptable', adding that 'The US should accept the consequences.'

Re-negotiating the JCPOA and adding new attachments to it is not possible, he underlined.

'I explicitly declare that there is no possibility for renegotiating the JCPOA or adding new appendices,' Araqchi said.

The deputy foreign minister said that JCPOA is not only an achievement in field of diplomacy for peaceful resolution of disputes, but it also opened a new chapter in the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons regime.

The 2017 Moscow Nonproliferation Conference opened in the Russian capital, Moscow on Friday. Araqchi headed the Iranian delegation during the two-day meeting.

Translator: Hamdollah Emadi Heydari

Editor: Hamid Shamlou


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