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Us' new effort doomed to failure; those who left JCPOA cannot use Resolution 2231 mechanism: Iran

ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency

Wed / 19 August 2020 / 14:49

Tehran (ISNA) – Iran's President called the new US attempt to use a mechanism of Resolution 2231 to undermine the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) already failed and stressed, "The United States is not a member of the JCPOA now to be able to use this mechanism, and all parties have already condemned this US attempt".

Speaking in a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, President Hassan Rouhani said, "The world knows what the result will be if the United States takes this dead-end? They have destroyed the bridge themselves and still think there is a bridge to cross".

The President stated, "The mechanism states that the parties to JCPOA or one of them can use this mechanism, but the United States, which has explicitly stated that it is not a part of the JCPOA and this is the worst pact, cannot use it, and this is one of the incorrect statements that Americans have made".

Dr. Rouhani emphasized that "the government has stood -and will stand- with all its might against this superpower and the countries that want to oppress this nation," and said, "Unfortunately, some say that if the foundations of the JCPOA were stronger, the United States could not withdraw from it, but why don't you see the stupidity of the enemy? Is there any agreement that this US government has not withdrawn from?!"

"Strange words are sometimes heard here and there that amaze you," he said, adding, "Now if, in your opinion, the foundations were not very strong, what can be said about the United States' withdrawal from the World Health Organisation, UNESCO, NAFTA and The Paris Climate Pact?"

Dr. Rouhani emphasized that "if the government is strong, it means that the system is strong, and if the government breaks, it means that the system is broken," adding, "We all know that the main burden is on the government's shoulders and it is the government that if one day breaks, the services provided to the people face problems".

"We know that these sanctions are causing problems for the people," the president said, adding, "We are standing up to these sanctions, which will come to an end. If anyone in Iran thinks that this tyrannical administration of the White House and these oppressive sanctions are permanent, they are mistaken, because both tyrants in the White House and the sanctions will not last forever".

Dr. Rouhani added, "Sanctions will break and will be lifted. We made it clear to them through our resistance that they were wrong, and the White House fully understood that they were wrong, but they were helpless in the way they took, and it was difficult for them to find a way out".

The President said, "The enemies have been committing crimes in this country since August 19, 1953, and have always acted against the nation, Iran, democracy and the legal government, and imposed a dictator and tyranny on this nation, and since then they have continued this wrong path".

Dr. Rouhani pointed out, "Although the enemy apparently achieved success in 1952, but on August 15 this year, even though they carried a begging bowl and was putting pressure on the countries until the voting day, they could not achieve victory even in appearance. I would like to thank the 11 countries that did not vote for the United States' wish, and the two friendly countries that decisively voted against it. Today, the United States is left alone and the Iranian nation enjoys greatness".

The president said, "The disgraceful defeats of the United States are due to the tactics of the regime and the government. If when the US withdrew from the JCPOA we did the same thing, it would have no cost for the US and all sanctions would return under the resolutions, but we acted prudently, which led to everyone taking a stand against the United States that year at the United Nations".

Dr. Rouhani pointed out, "The United States, which suffered two historic defeats in 2018 and 2020, has begun another attempt and, and in the meantime, foreign Persian-language media have appeared as mercenaries and traitors, expressing their happiness over the pressure on the Iranian nation, in which they will fail again".

The President said that the main concern of the government in the current situation is economic stability and peace in the country, adding, "We are trying to eliminate people's concerns about their future. On the other hand, in the year of 'Surge in Production', we are looking to accelerate the production sector".

Dr. Rouhani added, "Today, we are witnessing production growth in all sectors, just as we are witnessing a 9% growth in production in the industrial sector in the first four months of this year compared to the last year's quarter".

"The country is practically run with non-oil exports, and this is unprecedented in Iran's history, and this year only 10% of the budget relies on oil," said Rouhani.

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