Iran parliament receives JCPOA quarterly report

Tasnim – Iran’s Foreign Ministry has submitted the eighth 3-month report to the parliament on the implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers, a spokesperson said.

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Wednesday that the quarterly report was submitted to the parliament in compliance with a law obliging the administration to take appropriate retaliatory actions in implementation of the JCPOA.

The report, submitted to the parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, includes four sections, namely obstacles and challenges of implementing the JCPOA, diplomatic measures to pursue Iran’s demands, latest status of sanctions relief, and most recent developments in the nuclear industry, he added.

According to the spokesman, the report dismisses the US administration’s unilateral and destructive measures regarding the implementation of the nuclear deal, highlighting the international community’s confirmation that Iran has been fully committed to the JCPOA.

Tehran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) on July 14, 2015, reached a conclusion over the text of the JCPOA.

The accord took effect in January 2016 and was supposed to facilitate Iran’s foreign trade by terminating the nuclear-related sanctions, but the US threats have discouraged major world banks and companies from working with Iran.

According to a law that requires the Iranian administration to safeguard the nation’s achievements and nuclear rights, the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission has a duty to monitor “the proper implementation” of the JCPOA, and is required to submit a report on the issue to the presiding board of the parliament every six months.