Tehran (IP) - US withdrawal of JCPOA was a fatal blow to the 'rule of law at the international level', says Ali Bagheri Kani, Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs.

Iran PressIran news: "A critical reminder: 5 years ago, the US rendered a fatal blow to the 'rule of law at the international level' by unlawfully withdrawing from JCPOA. Ever since the US has failed to reverse its wrongful act. Iran's legitimate remedial measures will continue," he tweeted.

"The full implementation of JCPOA (with effective sanctions lifting at its core) could be resumed, should the reneging party (and EU/E3) demonstrate the credible political will to that effect. No opportunity is forever!" the tweet reads.

He was referring to Washington's unilateral and illegal withdrawal in 2018 from a multilateral deal with Iran, officially called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), whose other members included the permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany. After leaving the deal, the administration of former US President Donald Trump reinstated all anti-Iran sanctions that the accord had lifted and introduced its signature "maximum pressure" policy against Tehran.


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