Iran’s Guardian Council passes bill on implementation of JCPOA

Iran’s Guardian Council has passed a bill that allows the administration to implement the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), agreed upon by the Islamic Republic and the P5+1 group of countries on July 14.

The 12-member Council on Wednesday gave its approval to the bill, which the parliament ratified on Tuesday.

According to the bill, the Iranian administration will be allowed to voluntarily implement the JCPOA under certain conditions.

The outlines of the document were approved by Iran’s Parliament on October 12.

The provisions of the bill set out certain obligations that the administration has to observe in the implementation of the JCPOA.

Article 1 of the bill forbids either the production or application of nuclear arms by the Iranian administration based on a fatwa issued by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei and obliges the executive branch to participate in international and regional efforts aimed at countering the threat of such weapons.

The remaining articles laid emphasis on, among other things, cooperation and mutual respect between the two sides of the agreement, the administration’s mindfulness of the other party’s potential failure in removing the sanctions or its reversing them, and the prevention of access by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to military sites unless allowed by Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC).

Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council – the United States, Britain, France, China and Russia – plus Germany finalized the text of an agreement dubbed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in the Austrian capital city of Vienna.

Based on the JCPOA, limits will be put on Iran’s nuclear activities in exchange for, among other things, the lifting of all economic and financial bans against the Islamic Republic.

Iranian officials, however, have already said that in case of a violation of the agreement by the P5+1 members, the Islamic Republic reserves the right to return its peaceful nuclear activities to the scale that existed before the JCPOA was reached.

By Press TV