Iran: Paragraph in JCPOA prevents next US president from discarding N. agreement

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Majid Takht Ravanchi stressed that the Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action (JCPOA) agreed between Tehran and the world powers contains a paragraph which guarantees that the next US presidents will not abort the agreement.

“There is a paragraph in the agreement which requires the US administration to stop implementation of the sanctions (against Iran) constantly and this means that there won’t be a change once (US President Barack) Obama leaves the office,” Takht Ravanchi said, addressing a meeting held in Tehran on Sunday to study the JCPOA.

He, meantime, said it is unlikely that anyone in the US or any other country decides to veto the nuclear agreement between Iran and the world powers which was also approved by the UN Security council, and said such a mistake will put Washington against the UN and will isolate the US.

Iran and the six world powers held several rounds of talks in Geneva, Lausanne and Vienna before striking a final agreement in Vienna on July 14 to end a 13-year-old nuclear standoff.

After the agreement, the UN Security Council unanimously endorsed a draft resolution turning into international law the JCPOA reached between Iran and the 5+1 (the US, Russia, China, Britain and France plus Germany) group of countries over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program.

Takht Ravanchi’s remarks came after some US presidential candidates warned to veto the nuclear deal between Tehran and the world powers in case they win the 2016 elections.

By Fars News Agency