Tehran (IP) - Iranian Foreign Minister says Iran can take remedial actions against failure by other JCPOA members to implement their obligations.

Iran Press/Iran News: In an exclusive interview with Press TV, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, regarding Iran's stance on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and voluntarily halt in implementing the Additional Protocol, stated that Iran's actions are according to Paragraph 36 of the JCPOA and Tehran can take remedial actions against failure by other members to implement their obligations.

"The United States withdrew from the JCPOA and violated the Security Council Resolution and basically punished who observed the international law," he added.

"The EU, particularly the three countries of UK, France and Germany, did not do anything to implement their own obligations. They all say that we signed a number of instructions but if read the JCPOA it is not just about signing. It is the impact and they also made two declarations with Iran comprising of 11 commitments. They did not implement even a single commitment. So we adopted these measures are in line with the JCPOA," said Zarif.

"We are not violating the JCPOA. We are implementing remedial measures foreseen in the JCPOA itself. Now the Iranian Parliament is not talking to the world. It's talking to the US. It is telling the US that unless you can you show us and report to us that sanctions have been lifted meaning that the US after the change of its administration is not simply making a statement but is actually acting based on those statements," he noted.

"So it is neither a deadline nor an ultimatum for the world. This is an internal and domestic issue between the parliament and the government. But we have democracy. We are supposed to implement the laws of the country and the parliament adopted legislation whether we like it or not. We are supposed to implement," Iran's foreign minister added.

Elsewhere in elaborating part of the government's disagreement with the parliament legislation, the top diplomat highlighted: "We believed that we were exercising our right within Paragraph 36 of the JCPOA, hence, a parliamentary decision was not needed."


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