A senior Iranian judiciary official called on Western countries not to violate and undermine a recent deal between Iran and world powers on Tehran’s peaceful nuclear program.
Speaking in Tehran on Monday, Chief of the Iranian Judiciary’s Human Rights Council Mohammad Javad Larijani noted that Iran has made major accomplishments in the field of nuclear technology but put some restrictions on its nuclear program under the deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
He warned Western countries against impairing the JCPOA because otherwise Iran would resume its previous work “at a much higher speed”.
Tehran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) on July 14, 2015 finalized the comprehensive deal on Tehran’s nuclear program and began to implement it on January 16.
Under the JCPOA, limits have been put on Iran’s nuclear activities in exchange for, among other things, the removal of all economic and financial bans against Tehran.
While Tehran has fully complied with the nuclear agreement and delivered on its commitments, certain Western parties to the JCPOA, especially the United States, have failed to fulfil their undertakings.
Iranian officials have in recent weeks complained about the US failure to fully implement the accord.
Last month, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said Americans have yet to live up to their commitments as per the nuclear deal.
Iran still has problems in its banking transactions or in restoring its frozen assets, because Western countries and those involved in such processes are afraid of Americans, Imam Khamenei said, criticizing the US for its moves to prevent Iran from taking advantage of the sanctions removal.