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Zarif: Iran’s Remedial Measures on JCPOA Reversible

Zarif: Iran’s Remedial Measures on JCPOA Reversible
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By Staff, Agencies

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif confirmed that his country would “immediately” reverse its remedial measures as soon as the US resumes honoring the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action [JCPOA].

In a Twitter post on Tuesday night, the top Iranian diplomat pointed to his recent interview with the CNN’s journalist Christiane Amanpour, saying he has made it clear that the one that withdrew from the 2015 nuclear deal and violated it was the US, as Iran has only taken “remedial measures”.

“US should return to compliance. Iran will then immediately reverse remedial measures,” he added.

Zarif also noted that the European Union foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, who is also the coordinator of the JCPOA Joint Commission, “can choreograph the moves in consultation with Iran and US.”

In December, the Iranian parliament approved a law, dubbed the Strategic Action Plan to Counter Sanctions, which requires the government to scale back more obligations under the JCPOA.

Tehran has expressed its readiness to reverse the suspension of its commitments only if the US returns to the nuclear deal and lifts all sanctions without any preconditions or if the European co-signatories manage to protect business ties with Iran against Washington’s sanctions as part of their contractual obligations.