Iran seriously warns US against failure to implement JCPOA

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi slammed the US for reneging on a nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), saying that the issue was raised in a recent meeting of the two sides’ officials in New York.

Speaking to reporters in Tehran on Monday, Qassemi pointed to the meeting of the foreign ministers of Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) in New York last week, saying that during the talks, Iran seriously warned against the US failure to fully implement the JCPOA.

In the implementation process of the JCPOA, the main instances of reneging on the agreement have been those by the US, he noted.

The foreign ministry spokesman went on to say that in recent negotiations the Iranian side seriously warned the Western parties on the US moves.

The first joint commission of the JCPOA at the level of foreign ministers was held in New York on Wednesday on the sidelines of the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly.

While the JCPOA, a 159-page nuclear agreement between Iran and the Group 5+1, came into force in January, some Iranian officials complain about the US failure to fully implement the accord.

Back in March, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said Americans have yet to fulfill what they were supposed to do as per the nuclear deal.

Iran still has problems in its banking transactions or in restoring its frozen assets, because Western countries and those involved in such processes are afraid of Americans, the Leader said at the time, criticizing the US for its moves to prevent Iran from taking advantage of the sanctions removal.