US Has Violated Nuclear Deal, but Not Fundamentally: Iran

Seyyed Abbas Araghchi

A senior Iranian official says the recent anti-Iran sanctions approved by the US Congress clearly breach the nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, but the violation is not still in a fundamental manner.

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Seyyed Abbas Araqchi told ICANA that the US government has violated articles 26, 28 and 29 of the JCPOA, the 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany).

“However, we are still away from a flagrant and fundamental violation of the JCPOA (by the US),” Araqchi stated, according to Tasnim.

He added that Iran would report the cases of breach of the deal to the Iranian Committee tasked with monitoring the implementation of the accord and taking the necessary actions.

As regards the draft version of a plan that the Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy commission has devised in retaliation for a new set of anti-Iran sanctions recently passed by the US Congress, the diplomat said the Foreign Ministry totally agrees with the plan, calling for an appropriate response to the “hostile and vicious US moves” which undermine the JCPOA and deprive Iran of advantages of the deal.

His comments came after the US Senate voted overwhelmingly to impose new sanctions against Iran, Russia and North Korea on Thursday.

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