Iran’s foreign ministry submits 9th report on JCPOA to parliament

Tasnim – Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs handed over its ninth quarterly report to the parliament on the process of implementation of the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, known as the Joint comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Wednesday that the quarterly 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.

Among other issues, according to the spokesman, the report highlighted Washington’s lack of commitment to the international deal as well as a May 12 deadline set by US President Donald Trump to decide whether to extend waivers of economic sanctions on Iran.

The report further stressed that Tehran is well prepared to use its full capacity and deal with any possible scenario related to the future of the deal as the US government’s destructive policies against the multilateral agreement continue.

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.