Commenting on U.S. sanction-related commitments under the JCPOA, Iran’s deputy foreign minister maintained that “we need verification, and this remains unresolved”, while emphasising: “this is about an agreement not a policy. If there is a peace agreement between two states, it has the effect of a treaty… It is not intended that domestic laws of the U.S. can prevail over an international agreement”. Ali Bagheri-Kani also noted that “the JCPOA has a clear framework and other issues are not relevant. We are not going to negotiate on our defence capabilities or our security… Iran’s relations with other countries did not need a guardian”.
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