Iran Hails United Action to Admonish US for Nonconformity to JCPOA

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani expressed satisfaction with joint action by Iran and world powers to remind Washington to rectify its conduct and honour the JCPOA, a lasting nuclear deal with Tehran.

Speaking to reporters in Tehran upon his arrival from New York on Friday, President Rouhani said Iran and the Group 5+1 (also known as E3+3) held meetings at the level of directors and foreign ministers on the sidelines of the 71st annual session of the UN General Assembly.

The meetings were part of periodic sessions of a joint commission on implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a July 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and the six countries.

According to President Rouhani, all participants in the meeting have decisively told the US that it is not closely conforming to the JCPOA terms, saying Washington has also promised to correct its conduct.

“The fact that six countries adopted a united stance by warning the US to modify its behavior was a major achievement for the Islamic Republic of Iran,” he added.

The joint commission was formed in October 2015 to oversee the process of implementation of the JCPOA. While the 159-page deal came into force in January 2016, the US has come under fire for its failure to fully implement the accord.

Elsewhere in his comments, President Rouhani said he held 14 meetings with heads of states on the sidelines of the UNGA session in New York, saying many leaders have asked Iran to “propose solutions to conflicts in Iraq, Yemen and Libya.”

The interlocutors admitted that Iran plays a “very influential and unmatched role in the settlement of regional problems,” he added.

President Rouhani returned home on Friday after visiting Venezuela, Cuba and the US.

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