• Sat / 17 June 2017 / 10:47
  • Category: Politics
  • News Code: 96032715025
  • Journalist : 71477

US gov’t can’t use Senate to evade JCPOA responsibilities: Iran

بهرام قاسمی

Tehran (ISNA) - Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi says the recent move by the US Senate to approve fresh anti-Iran sanctions cannot be used by Trump’s administration to evade its responsibilities as per the nuclear deal.

 “Considering the US Senate’s history of hostility and enmity towards the Iranian nation, its recent vote for fresh anti-Tehran sanctions was not unpredictable,” he said, referring to the move as a continuation of US natural hostilities towards the Islamic Republic of Iran.

“Based on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, which is an international document, the US government should fulfill its commitments in full and with good will,” Ghasemi said.

“The internal regulations of countries are not criterion for action in this regard, and governments cannot resort to such regulations for evading their legal commitments,” he went on to say.

He further pointed to the Islamic Republic’s compliance with its JCPOA commitments, which has been repeatedly confirmed by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and stressed that all parties to the nuclear deal are obliged to fulfill their commitments in full.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran is closely watching and investigating the articles and text of the sanctions law, its ratification in the US House of Representatives, and its possible signing into law by the US President,” Ghasemi said.

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The Iranian committee tasked with monitoring the JCPOA implementation will adopt appropriate measures to serve the country’s national interests,” he added.

Rejecting the ‘unjustifiable’ and ‘illegal’ allegations about Iran’s military forces and missile capabilities raised in the law, Ghasemi said: “the Iranian armed forces will bravely defend their country’s security and interests regardless of such moves. I once again emphasize that the Islamic Republic of Iran’s missile defense plans are totally legitimate, and are not even against the UNSC Resolution 2231”.

“Nothing can deprive the Islamic Republic of Iran of its legitimate right to defend itself,” Ghasemi stressed.

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