TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani announced that the parliament, government and the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) will set up special supervisory units to ensure proper implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) based on the directives issued by Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei.
“The Iranian parliament, government and the SNSC will set up executive bodies to supervise the JCPOA implementation,” Larijani told reporters on Sunday.
He reiterated that the executive bodies will keep a watchful eye to make sure that the nuclear agreement will come into implementation in full compliance with the Supreme Leader’s directives.
Earlier today, the Iranian parliamentarians in a letter called on President Hassan Rouhani to fully obey the directives issued by Iran’s Supreme Leader on the implementation of the nuclear deal clinched with the world powers in July.
“The government is expected to fully respect the conditions which serve the Iranian nation’s interests in line with the implementation of the law and defending the interests of the great Iranian nation,” the letter said.
It also called for setting up a strong, informed and vigilant team to supervise the implementation of the JCPOA as stated in the Supreme Leader’s October letter to President Rouhani.
The legislators also underlined that Iran shouldn’t take any practical step to implement the JCPOA before US President Barack Obama and the EU’s official statement on the full termination of the financial and economic sanctions against Tehran.
On October 21, Ayatollah Khamenei in a letter to President Rouhani specified a number of conditions for implementing the JCPOA agreed by Tehran and the world powers on July 14.
Ayatollah Khamenei started the letter by appreciating the Iranian team of negotiators, critics, parliamentarians and the media workers for their efforts to provide the public opinion with an almost complete image of the JCPOA, saying that these efforts ended up in highlighting the soft and strong points of the deal.
Then, he referred to the US administration’s continued hostile approach towards Iran even after reaching the nuclear agreement, and said, “The US president’s remarks in two letters to me saying that he doesn’t intend to overthrow the Islamic Republic were soon proved untrue by his support for seditious moves in Iran, financial support for the dissidents opposed to the Islamic Republic and his clear military threats – and even nuclear threats which can lead to filing a detailed lawsuit against him at the international courts- revealed the US leaders’ real intention.”
Ayatollah Khamenei said that the US has shown deceptive behavior during the two years of negotiations, repeated disavowals, accompanied the Zionist regime and picked up a bullying diplomacy to push the European governments and institutes to practice a hostile approach towards Iran, all aimed at advancing Washington’s inimical goals against the Islamic Republic.
He added that the Iranian negotiators showed vigilance against the US administration’s plots and resisted against them during the negotiations, preventing any loss or damage on the country.
He said that despite the Iranian officials’ attention and vigilance, the JCPOA suffers some ambiguities and weak structures which can lead to great losses on the country’s present and future situation.
Ayatollah Khamenei underlined that in addition to the parliament’s recent bill and the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC)’s considerations, there are certain points which should be paid careful attention:
1. Since accepting negotiations by Iran was basically aimed at terminating the cruel economic and financial sanctions, and as its implementation has been set to happen after Iran adopts its measures, it is necessary that powerful and efficient guarantees are provided to prevent the other sides’ (possible) violations, including the US president and the EU’s written declaration on the termination of sanctions in which they should state that the sanctions have been removed completely. Any comment that the structure of sanctions will remain is equal to the violation of the JCPOA.
2. During the 8-year period, imposition of any sanctions at any level and under any pretexts (including the repeated and fabricated pretexts on terrorism and human rights) by any of the negotiating countries will be considered as violation of the JCPOA and the government is responsible to take the necessary measures based on the paragraph 3 of the parliament’s approval and stop the activities based on the JCPOA.
3. The measures related to what will come in the next two paragraphs will start only when the Agency (IAEA) declares the end of the case of the present and past issues (PMD).
4. Renovation of Arak plant starts only with maintaining its heavy (water production) nature and just when a definite and guaranteed contract on the alternative plan and efficient guarantees for its implementation has been signed.
5. The deal on (exchanging) the existing enriched uranium for the yellow cake with a foreign government will start when a final contract backed up by efficient assurances is inked. The said deal and exchange should be implemented gradually and in several phases.
6. Based on the parliament’s approval, the necessary plan and measures to develop the nuclear energy industry in the mid run which includes the method of progress in different periods in the next 15 years and leads to 190,000 SWUs (Separative Work Units enrichment capacity) should be compiled and carefully studied at the SNSC. The plan should remove any concern resulting from certain issues in annexes of the JCPOA.
7. The Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) as an executive body should organize Research and Development (R&D) in different dimensions in a way that at the end of the 8-year period, no shortage of technology will exist for developing the enrichment (capacity) endorsed in the JCPOA.
8. It should be paid attention that the other side’s interpretations are not accepted about the ambiguities of the JCPOA and the context of the negotiations will be the only source.
9. The complications and ambiguities in the text of the JCPOA accompanied by suspicions about the opposite side’s (probable) disloyalty, violation and deception, specially by the US, requires that a powerful, informed and intelligent team be formed to monitor the progress of affairs, implementation of the other side’s undertakings and materialization of the above-mentioned. The combination and responsibilities of the team should be decided and approved by the SNSC.
“Taking into account the aforementioned, the approval of SNSC session 634 dated August 10 is approved,” he added.
Ayatollah Khamenei, meantime, referred to his past meetings and speeches during which he spoke of the JCPOA and the necessity for the removal of sanctions, and underlined that as said before, while the termination of embargos is necessary to restore the Iranian nation’s rights, improvement of Iran’s economy and the people’s living conditions is merely possible through resistance economy, including strengthening national production and prevention of excessive imports, specially consumption goods form the US.
In response one day later, President Rouhani underlined that his government will implement the nuclear agreement with the world powers upon the directives issued by Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei.
In a letter to Ayatollah Khamenei, Rouhani expressed gratitude to him for his guidelines and support regarding the agreement, and reiterated that the Leader’s instructions will be fully taken into account.
“The administration of the Islamic Republic of Iran, by observing Your Excellency’s considerations and requirements as well as the enactments of the Supreme National Security Council and the Islamic Consultative Assembly (Parliament), will move to implement the JCPOA completely and with goodwill,” he said in his letter.
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.