Breaking: Dragging feet on Iran sanctions removal ruining chances of JCPOA revival: Spokesman
The spokesperson for the Iranian government warned the violators of the 2015 nuclear deal that procrastination in lifting the sanctions against Tehran would ruin the opportunity for the revival of the accord.
According to Tasnim news agency, speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, Ali Rabi’ee advised the “violators of the JCPOA” to seize the opportunity to salvage the nuclear deal by terminating the sanctions on Iran.
“They should know that every day of further delay in lifting the sanctions against Iran will not only dim the chances of revival of the JCPOA as the first and last solution available for putting aside the differences, but also push them away from a better prospect for relations with Iran,” he warned.
The spokesperson also made it clear that the only logical option for the US administration is to rejoin the JCPOA and fully end the sanctions on Iran.
The JCPOA was signed in 2015 between Iran and six world states —the US, Germany, France, Britain, Russia and China— and was ratified in the form of UNSC Resolution 2231.
However, former US President Donald Trump unilaterally pulled his country out of the JCPOA in May 2018 and reinstated the sanctions that had been lifted by the deal.
In May 2019, Iran began to scale back its JCPOA commitments after the remaining European parties failed to fulfill their end of the bargain and compensate for Washington’s absence.
In remarks in February, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said Iran will resume honoring the JCPOA in full only after the US has removed all sanctions on Tehran in a practical and verifiable manner.