TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Seyyed Abbas Araghchi said in a press conference that the US Congress actions are hostile acts and violation of international law against Iran that be responded by Iran.
Araghchi added “over the past years we have faced these sanctions, and the new sanctions include non-nuclear issues which impact the implementation of JCPOA deal resolutions and therefore are not consistent with the deal”.
“Any action of this type influences JCPOA, and the new sanctions are in contrast with the predicted requirements in the deal” Araghchi stressed.
Answering to a question of whether Trump certifies Iran’s commitment to the deal in the next round, Araghchi said that the US government has certified Iran’s commitment to the deal for two times in the 6 past months, and has a fortune in the next 3 months to recertify Iran’s commitment to the deal.
Iran and the P5+1 group of countries -- the US, the UK, France, Russia, and China plus Germany -- inked the deal in July 2015. It lifted nuclear related sanctions on Iran, which, in turn, put certain limits on its nuclear work.
The IAEA has invariably certified Iran’s commitment to its contractual obligations since January 2016, when the deal took effect.
The US, however, has prevented the deal from fully yielding. Washington has refused to offer global financial institutions the guarantees that they would not be hit by American punitive measures for transactions with Iran.
Since US President Donald Trump’s January inauguration, Washington has, on three occasions, slapped sanctions on Iran over its national missile program. This is while the missile work does not violate the JCPOA.
Iran has reacted by sanctioning some American entities. It has also raised the issue of the US lack of commitment at meetings of the Joint Commission.