Rouhani called the lifting of US sanctions the only way to preserve the nuclear deal

The Iranian president noted that the nuclear deal is not subject to renegotiation.

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran’s nuclear program is non-negotiable, and the only way to preserve it is to lift US sanctions. This was stated on Tuesday by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani during telephone talks with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron.

“The nuclear deal is not subject to renegotiation, and the only way to preserve it is the lifting of sanctions by the United States,” the Iranian politician was quoted as saying by the ISNA news agency.

He added that “Iran’s reduction in the fulfillment of its obligations resulted from the US withdrawal from the nuclear deal and the failure of Europe to fulfill its promises.” “The suspension of the voluntary implementation of the additional protocol by Tehran was carried out within the framework of the Mejlis (Parliament of Iran) of the law, but the cooperation of the Iranian side and the IAEA [International Atomic Energy Agency] continues,” Rouhani said.

In accordance with the law adopted in December 2020, on the night of February 23, a restriction on the inspection of nuclear facilities by the IAEA under the additional protocol came into force in Iran. At the same time, the Iranian side said that the IAEA would lose access to cameras at nuclear facilities after February 23, but this data will be stored for three months if the US sanctions are lifted. If Washington does not return to the nuclear deal by the end of the deadline, all information from the cameras will be erased.

Author: Steve Cowan
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