Iran denies reports of partial sanctions removal

Tasnim – Iran’s Foreign Ministry denied reports that part of the foreign sanctions against the country are going to be lifted temporarily.

Asked by reporters on Tuesday, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Seyed Abbas Mousavi rejected the media reports citing an anonymous source about the temporary removal of part of the so-called non-targeted sanctions on Tehran.

Such comments are unreal fabricated reports whose purpose is not clear, he said.

“It is not unlikely that the failure of the US’ policy of sanctions would be a source of quarrel between Europe and the US, but what relates to the Islamic Republic of Iran is that the US’ unilateral sanctions are illegal and cruel, and according to the JCPOA and the (UNSC) Resolution 2231, the US must remove and nullify all of the sanctions it has re-imposed after its withdrawal from the JCPOA,” Mousavi added.

In remarks in June, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Tehran would be prepared for talks with Washington as soon as the US returns to the JCPOA, complies with the UN regulations, apologizes to Iranians, and makes up for the damages it has caused to Iran.