A senior Iranian nuclear negotiator says the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei’s stance on the JCPOA is critical to its implementation.
During a television broadcast on Wednesday, Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Abbas Araghchi said the directives set out by the Supreme Leader would be taken into account during the implementation process of JCPOA.
He also thanked the Leader for his support during the negotiations, his endorsement of JCPOA, and for the directives for the implementation of the agreement.
OnJuly 14, Iran and P5+1 – the United States, Britain, France, China and Russia plus Germany – finalized the text of an agreement on Tehran’s nuclear program dubbed JCPOA in the Austrian capital Vienna.
“The contract for the modernization of the Arak reactor with P5+1 is being finalized and its implementation will become mandatory after being signed by the foreign ministers of all the seven countries,” said Araghchi.
Any further economic sanctions or failure to remove the existing sanctions by the US Congress will be in violation of JCPOA, he underlined.
He noted that one of the greatest achievements was negotiations with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) over Iran’s Possible Military Dimensions (PMD) file. “We will not touch Arak until the PMD file is closed.”