Araghchi: Sanctions to be removed after Iran’s actions

TEHRAN, Oct. 18 (MNA) – Deputy-FM for legal affairs has said ‘implementation day’ for JCPOA will be the day when sanctions regime start to unravel.

Abbas Araghchi who was speaking to Iran’s state TV broadcaster IRIB’s news bulletin on Sunday, said that FM Zarif and Ms.Mogherini, EU Foreign Policy Chief, would issue a joint statement announcing the EU and the US approved the law eliminating sanctions against Iran on Sunday, October 18.

“The EU will actually end all economic sanctions and the US will annul all sanctions related to the presidential jurisdiction, and will suspend Congress-approved sanctions,” he told the program.

“We still wait to see whether the EU and the US complete their present stage of commitments; if they do, the day will be called ‘adoption day’ by the joint statement; sanctions removal will be in two steps, with the first step to be announced officially by Council of Ministers, which will provide the bedrock for removal of sanctions; the second stage will see actual implementation of the removal; a day when both sides have done their share of commitments, will be called ‘implementation day,’” Araghchi detailed on the issue.

“We will do a series of actions in Fordow, Natanz, and Arak; the EU will work on preparing drafts and agenda for companies and firms, and sending necessary letters communicating these agenda on how sanctions will be removed,” he told the program.’

By Mehr News Agency