Monday, September 26, 2022

Iran to Remain in JCPOA as Far as Interests Guaranteed: MP

An Iranian lawmaker has urged the five remaining sides of the Iran nuclear deal to guarantee Iran’s interests in the accord, saying the Islamic Republic will pull out of the deal if the sides remain undecided about its future.

Spokesperson for the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, Seyyed Hossein Naghavi Hosseini, says due to the US dark record, Iran had predicted that Washington would not remain committed to its pledges under the deal.

In an interview with the Tasnim News Agency, he underlined that since the deal was clinched back in 2015, the US violated it for over 20 times and showed that it pays no respect to the international accords.

“The US withdrawal from the accord made at least two points clear for the international community: First, the Islamic Republic of Iran is after dialogue and remains committed to the international law and second, the US is not seeking negotiations and mocks all international agreements and treaties,” he said.

Touching on Iran’s reaction to the US decision to pull out of the nuclear accord, the lawmaker said all relevant bodies in the Islamic Republic of Iran are united and completely prepared for the new situation.

“We are giving some weeks to the European sides to make their final decision about the Iran deal. During this time, we will hold talks with them to know their stance towards the JCPOA.”

He underlined that if the five states remaining in the nuclear deal – China, Russia, Germany, the UK and France – provide Iran with assurance that the US pullout will not inflict any blow on the country’s interests, then Iran will certainly remain in the deal.

“Otherwise, if we come to the conclusion that they are undecided about their stance towards the JCPOA, we will press ahead with our new scenario and leave the deal for sure,” he concluded.

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