Parl. Speaker: Iran to fullfill JCPOA commitments only if all sanctions lifted

TEHRAN (ICANA) _ Iranian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf says the Islamic Republic will fulfill its commitments under the 2015 nuclear agreement only if the other parties to the deal do the same.

“Without seeking to leave the JCPOA, we have the right to not fulfill our obligations under Articles 36 and 37 of the JCPOA in the face of non-compliance by the other side,” the top parliamentarian said at an open session of the Parliament on Sunday.
“Therefore, we declare decisively that Iran will comply with its commitments only if they also comply with theirs, life all the sanctions and revoke executive orders issued by the president of the United States.”
Elsewhere in his remarks, Qhalibaf said the sanctions will be considered lifted only if Iran would be able to sell oil and receive its money to meet the people’s needs, and also when the country could engage in fair trade with the world, adding, “Only then, Iran will fulfill its obligations within the framework of the JCPOA.”
The Iranian Parliament also came to play an important part in the commitment reduction process, when it passed a law last month that required the administration to produce at least 120 kilograms of 20-percent enriched uranium annually and to suspend more of the country’s nuclear obligations. The administration went ahead with implementing the law earlier this month in spite of initial objection to it.
“The Western front should know that it must recognize the Iranian people’s rights and that if it puts pressure on the Iranian people, it must be prepared to pay the price accordingly,” Qhalibaf remarked.
The Parliament speaker also asserted that the JCPOA is not a “sacred agreement” for Iran, but it was agreed upon by the Islamic Republic in exchange for sanctions relief.
“Therefore, the US return to the JCPOA does not matter to us, but the only important thing in our view is the practical and tangible lifting of sanctions,” he added.

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