Iran: US to lose if JCPOA is violated

Bruno Cirelli
Agosto 9, 2017

'De-escalation of tensions and tension management with the U.S. are among the Foreign Ministry's priorities, ' he said while elaborating on the Foreign Ministry's programs for the second term in office of President Hassan Rouhani.

According to the rapporteur of Majlis (parliament) National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Hossein Naqavi Hosseini, Zarif made the remarks in a meeting with the commission members on Tuesday.

"De-escalation of tensions and tension management with the United States are among the Foreign Ministry's priorities", Zarif said while elaborating on the his ministry's programmes for the second term in office of President Hassan Rouhani.

I wrote last month that McMaster said in response to a question during the July 17 phone conference that Iran was in default of the spirit of the agreement and "we need to take a closer look at whether it is violating the letter of the deal".

"The EU holds JCPOA in high regard ... and is designing a comprehensive plan that would guarantee the full enforcement of the action plan", she said, using the formal title of the accord, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

This comes after US officials said last month that the Trump administration is pushing for inspections of suspicious Iranian military sites in a bid to test the strength of the nuclear deal that Tehran struck in 2015 with world powers.

Under the deal, the US eased economic sanctions on Iran in exchange for its commitment to peaceful use of nuclear energy.

"The opening ceremony was attended by Choe Hui Chol, vice-minister of Foreign Affairs, Kang Sam Hyon, DPRK ambassador to Iran, his embassy staff members and relevant officials", a KCNA report said.

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