US bullying JCPOA parties to violate it: Iran’s FM

Tasnim – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif slammed the US for bullying the parties to the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers to violate the international accord.

“The US isn’t merely violating JCPOA and bullying others to do so, too. It also has dishonor of being first in UN history to punish law-abiding countries for NOT violating a Security Council res. I will present Iran’s case to the Council @ abt noon ET, Tues,” Zarif tweeted late on Monday.

The Iranian top diplomat is scheduled to address a virtual meeting of the UN Security Council on Tuesday in order to highlight the full implementation of Resolution 2231.

The Resolution 2231 is a UN Security Council resolution that enshrined the nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), after it was concluded in 2015.

As one of the achievements of the deal, endorsed by the Resolution 2231, the UN’s arms embargo against the Islamic Republic of Iran is to be lifted by October 2020. However, the US is trying to prevent the removal of the arms embargo, even though it is no longer a JCPOA partner after it withdrew from the deal in 2018 and re-imposed the nuclear sanctions against Iran that had been lifted as per the accord.