Jul 13, 2020 11:05 Asia/Tehran [Updated: Jul 31, 2020 21:40 Asia/Tehran]

During his weekly press conference, Seyyed Abbas Mousavi stated that after 13 years of intensive international negotiations, we reached an agreement called JCPOA in 2015. US pulled out of the JCPOA in 2018 and reinstated harsh sanctions on Iran, but the international community is well aware of the Washington bullying regime.

Iran Press/Iran News: Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi holds a press conference on Monday. During his weekly press conference, Seyyed Abbas Mousavi stated that "After 13 years of intensive international negotiations, we reached an agreement called JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) on July 14, 2015. JCPOA was approved a week later by a Security Council resolution." 

He further added that prior to Trump's inauguration, despite the difficulties, JCPOA had a balanced implementation process, but after Trump's arrival, with the unilateral and illegal withdrawal of the United States from the agreement on May 8, 2018, sanctions against Iran were fully imposed again.

"The unbalanced implementation of JCPOA and US pressure led to the decision by the Supreme National Security Council of the Islamic Republic of Iran to suspend Iran's nuclear commitments step by step one year after the withdrawal of the United States," he added.

According to Mousavi, Trump is trying to win a victory in his foreign policy towards Iran due to the election in November 2020. The international community is well aware of the bullying regime of the United States.

Iran has comprehensive relations with Syria; Military cooperation with Damascus is not new

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Abbas Mousavi referred to the recent military agreement between Iran and Syria, adding that the two countries had comprehensive relations for a long time.

Talking about the recent military agreement between Iran and Syria, Mousavi noted that "Military cooperation with Syria is not new. We have had comprehensive relations with Syria for a long time, and this cooperation has been growing almost since the beginning of the Islamic Revolution."

"This cooperation is important in the new era in which the Syrian government and people are engaged in terrorism led by regional and supra-regional powers. The Islamic Republic of Iran was present at the invitation of the Syrian government, and these agreements and extensive political, military and economic cooperation were in line with this and will continue until the end of the occupation by terrorist groups," Mousavi added.

Foreign Ministry definitely will take the necessary actions in Natanz's incident

Referring to Natanz's incident, Abbas Mousavi stated that necessary explanations were provided by the Atomic Energy Organization and the High Secretariat of the Supreme National Security Council.

"Comprehensive investigations began and results were obtained. But the conclusion is not final and it is too early to judge the causes of that incident. After the conclusion, the report will be submitted by the Supreme National Security Council or the Atomic Energy Organization. We will definitely take the necessary actions in accordance with the findings."

It doesn't matter for us who rules in the US

Referring to US sanctions against Iran, Foreign Ministry Spokesman noted that for the Islamic Republic of Iran, the internal affairs of the United States are not so important. These sanctions were mostly imposed during the Obama administration, and today Trump continues that. It doesn't really matter to the Islamic Republic who rules in the United States. Because the type of their interaction with the Islamic Republic is important.

Pursuing the case of Lt. Gen. Soleimani, a national task

The Spokesman of Iran's Foreign Ministry said pursuing the case of the assassination of martyred Lt. Gen. Qasem Soleimani is a national task in which different parts of agencies of the country involved.

Addressing the US assassination of Lt. Gen. Qasem Soleimani in his weekly press conference on Monday, Seyyed Abbas Mousavi said the primary lawsuits were filed and submitted to the international institution, the first result of which was the condemnation of the terror act by the UN. 

Mousavi said nobody approved the US assassination of General Soleimani except some loathed regimes which got involved in the crime.

He said the legal process on the case continues and is on the way of recapitulation. 

He called for the contribution of other countries particularly Iraq to provide the necessary evidence on the case so that with all the evidence collected the main prosecutions will be pursued step by step.


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