First Joint Commission meeting under JCPOA

Iranian officials stance: JCPOA not re-negotiable

October 17, The Iran Project –  Following the US President Donald’s new strategy toward the July 2015 nuclear agreement, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and decertifying Tehran’s commitment to the deal, several Iranian officials have criticized the move underscoring that renegotiating the multilateral agreement is impossible.

The Iranian officials including Vice President for Economic Affairs Mohammad Nahavandian, Senior Adviser to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Akbar Velayati, Iran Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani and Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi have strongly lambasted Trump’s recent anti-Iran remarks, announcing that JCPOA belongs to no country and no country is able to terminate it.

In an interview with CNN from Tehran, Nahavandian, reiterated that renegotiating the 2015 nuclear deal is impossible, because no party will take part in such talks.

Referring to Trump’s refusal to recertify JCPOA, Nahavandian said that Trump as a new president “lost an opportunity to start a new constructive initiative towards Iran.”

Meanwhile, Velayati said that Iran’s legitimate presence in the region and its defense infrastructures and missiles are non-negotiable.

“The US is obliged to remain committed to its pledges with regards to the nuclear deal and if it failed to do so, other members of the G5+1 should urge the US to stay committed,” Velayati also a member of the Expediency Council and Chancellor of Azad University said.

In another development, Iran Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani referred to the Washington approach towards Iran nuclear deal and stated that the US officials showed that they are not trustworthy.

Commenting on Trump’s remarks against the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), the senior cleric said that the US officials are angry with the failure of their plots in the region.

Besides, Salehi called for ‘faithful implementation’ of the July 2015 accord, adding the faithful implementation will serve a set of other purposes, including the strengthening of the (Non-Proliferation Treaty) NPT.