Iran's Amb. to Blinken:
US; main violator of JCPOA, 2231 Resolution

US (IP) - The spokesman for Iran’s mission to the United Nations in New York reacted to the first comment of the US Secretary of State and said the country has violated its commitments to the JCPOA and Resolution No. 2231.

Iran PressAmerica: The US Secretary of State Antoni Blinken accused Iran on Thursday of violating the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). 

In an interview with News Week on Thursday, Alireza Miryousefi noted that the US has not only violated its obligations to the JCPOA but also ignore its commitments defined under the Security Council's resolution 2231.

"The current US administration, like its predecessor, is in violation of its commitments based on JCPOA and UNSC resolution 2231," Miryousefi said.

Miryousefi went on: "as FM Zarif and Amb. Ravanchi reiterated in their recent op-ed, we have always maintained that the US, as the party that violated not just the JCPOA but also UNSCR 2231—in violation of international law—should comply with both and lift the sanctions it has imposed".

He stressed that Iran's starting of %20-enrichment was not 'in violation' of the accord and that it has merely triggered Paragraph 36 which allows Iran to take remedial actions in the face of continued non-compliance by other parties.


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