Tehran 0
15 September 2020

Addressing the IAEA Boards of Governors, Iran’s representative remarked that “the Islamic Republic of Iran continues its cooperation with the Agency, but there is a valid question to be raised: ‘whether the JCPOA and the verification activities in accordance with this deal can resist the pressures exerted by the U.S. creating an extremely difficult situation for its viability?’ The answer to this question could be both yes and no. Everything depends on international community and remaining participants of the JCPOA”. He further maintained that “the so-called Maximum Pressure approach has inflicted immense damages… The U.S. shall be held responsible for its internationally wrongful acts and is obliged to compensate the injuries incurred upon Iran”. “Iran is using its remedial rights within the framework of the deal [ie, reducing its nuclear commitments]. However, we are ready to reverse the steps which have been taken as soon as we can enjoy freely the rights enshrined in the deal”, the envoy asserted.

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