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Kerry describes JCPOA as ‘technical deal’

IRNA – US Secretary of State John Kerry has described the July 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) as a ‘highly technical deal’ requiring ‘diligent efforts by all participants – the P5+1, the European Union, and Iran.’

‘There is no doubt that the deal is working and all participants are keeping their commitments,’ Kerry said through a press statement on Jan 16 on the first anniversary of implementation day of the JCPOA.

‘Just today, the IAEA confirmed that Iran has removed equipment from the Fordow Fuel Enrichment Plant before the agreed 1 year deadline in order to meet another commitment under the JCPOA,’ Kerry noted.

‘The United States and our partners have also fully implemented our commitments to lift nuclear-related sanctions, and we will continue to uphold our commitments as long as Iran continues to abide by the deal,’ Kerry said without referring to the US lack of commitment.

Opposition to Russia’s decision to sell S-300 missile system to Iran arguing that it was in contradiction with the nuclear deal and also renewing the Iran Sanctions Act (ISA) that will be the extension of a law which was first adopted in 1996 to penalize investment in energy industry in Iran are among the examples of the US unfaithfulness to the deal.

Kerry added, ‘It (JCPOA) was endorsed unanimously by the United Nations Security Council and earned the support of more than 100 countries across the globe.’