JRNA – Iranian First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri said on Monday that Iran stayed in the nuclear deal one year-long after US withdrawal, adding that any patience wears thin someday.
Speaking in a meeting with chancellors of universities and research institutions in Alzahra University, Jahangiri said if other parties comply with their commitments, Iran’s reduction of its commitments will be reversible.
Referring to Europeans’ request from Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to give them moratorium and not to pull out of the deal, he said Iran practiced patience for one year long and held talks with China, Russia and other regional countries.
Pointing to US withdrawal from the nuclear deal endorsed by the UN Security Council Resolution 2231 lifting all the UN sanctions on Iran, Jahangiri said that the US, the EU signatories, the United Nations Security Council and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) first called the JCPOA as new important way-out of the nuclear stand-off through negotiations.
Jahangiri said that the UN Security Council permanent members cited the JCPOA as a pattern for the settlement of the international disputes.
US did not let Iran take advantage of JCPOA achievements neither before nor after its withdrawal, he noted.
They tried to create an unsafe atmosphere for the Iranian economic and political relations, Jahangiri added.