Bahram Qassemi

FM Spokesman: No state can treat nuclear deal selectively

IRNA – No government can define JCPOA selectively based on its own interests, said Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi on Monday.

Qasemi made the remarks during his weekly press conference while commenting on recent reports about possible new sanctions of the US Treasury Department against Iran’s passenger planes deal.

Asked whether such decision is against the landmark nuclear deal signed between Iran and the world six major powers in 2015, better known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Qasemi said that the nuclear deal is a unified agreement approved by all signatories and cannot be redefined selectively only by a single government.

“No government can define the deal’s contents selectively based on its own interests accepting some parts and rejecting the others,” Qasemi stressed.

The landmark nuclear deal was signed between Iran and members of the Group 5+1 (US, Britain, Russia, China and France plus Germany) in 2015, according to which Iran accepted to curb its nuclear program in return to sanctions relief.

International community has confirmed Iran’s compliance with the deal so far.

“JCPOA is a whole concept which should be accepted and implemented with all its content, without any selective treatment,” Qasemi reiterated.