Discussing the E3’s 14 January decision to trigger the JCPOA’s dispute resolution mechanism, President Rouhani maintained: “the day you [ie, E3] return to your commitments, we will be committed as well the same day, and if you do not return, no matter how much you chant slogans and hold meetings and make threats, it is worthless… If you violate a commitment, you are responsible for all its consequences". He went on to emphasise that "even if the JCPOA and the Safeguards are gone, whether our country's relations with the IAEA are good or bad, we will not seek nuclear weapons. This is based on our dear Leader’s fatwa and ethical commitments. But in the meantime, we also want to have good relations with you. If you live up to your commitments, we will too”.
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