The Iran Project

US antagonism could have far-reaching effects


Former Iran nuclear negotiator, Seyed Hossein Mousavian

Financial Tribune- The repercussions of the US departure from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal will go beyond the nuclear issue, says a former diplomat.

President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the international agreement will undermine the mechanisms devised to ensure nuclear non-proliferation because he has challenged one of the greatest achievements accomplished within the framework of the Non-Proliferation Treaty, Seyed Hossein Mousavian said in a speech at a recent event in Vermont, the United States. The UN atomic watchdog policing the deal has repeatedly said Iran is continuing to implement its nuclear commitments, the former spokesperson of Iran’s nuclear dossier said, ISNA reported on Monday.

Robust Verification

After the US withdrawal in early May, the International Atomic Energy Agency chief Yukiya Amano said in a statement that Iran is subject to the world’s most robust nuclear verification regime under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the deal’s formal name, according to Reuters.

Tehran has repeatedly stated that its nuclear activities are peaceful.

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