Upcoming meeting on Iranian nuclear deal in NY - last Iranian warning?
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 18
By Elmira Tariverdiyeva – Trend:
A meeting on the Iranian nuclear deal between Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and foreign ministers of Six powers (Russia, the US, France, UK, China and Germany) is planned to be held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York.
Iran has recently stressed the need to organize such a meeting, taking into account Tehran’s claims to Washington's position over the implementation of the nuclear deal.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who is currently in New York, has clearly outlined Tehran’s position, which the Iranian side is trying to convey to Washington.
In his message to the Iranian elite in the US, Rouhani stressed that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is a multilateral agreement and Iran will never be the first to violate an international agreement.
However, Rouhani warned that if the other side seeks to violate the rights of the Iranian people, then, of course, Iran will adequately respond to such actions.
In other words, Tehran warned the US that Iran’s patience is not limitless and if the US decides to violate all political obligations undertaken by the previous administration, Iran reserves the right to react in any acceptable way.
Officially, Iran has never violated the nuclear deal since its conclusion in January 2015. Tehran conducts missile tests in accordance with international laws, without threatening the security of other countries.
According to the UN Monitoring Mechanism, when implementing its nuclear program, Iran adheres to the terms stipulated in the 2015 deal.
The IAEA report also testifies that Iran has greatly reduced its activity in nuclear developments and kept the enriched uranium reserves at the agreed level.
However, the new US administration is trying to exclude Iran from the nuclear deal, forcing the Iranian authorities to voluntarily refuse to prolong the deal with the West. However, if it happens, Washington will not benefit much.
It is obvious that the withdrawal of Iran from the nuclear deal may provoke a new round of the arms race in the Persian Gulf and a serious confrontation of various forces in the Middle East region.
Frankly speaking, there is a chance that the sides will be able to reach at least a conditional compromise on the sidelines of the UN, which is actively standing for the preservation of a nuclear deal with Iran.