Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 27
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Imposing limits on the Islamic Republic's nuclear program will start from Sept. 23, the country's Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif said.
Based on the nuclear deal between Iran and the six world powers, the 10-year limitations will start from Sept. 23 and at the end of the period the Islamic Republic's nuclear case will be officially closed, Zarif said, Iran 's Fars news agency reported August 27.
After several months of talks, on July 14, Iran and the P5+1 (US, Russia, China, France, UK, and Germany) announced a final accord, curbing Iran 's nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of most international sanctions. Following the deal, members of the UN Security Council unanimously passed a resolution on July 20, endorsing the deal.
The resolution is completely clear and all limitations on Iran 's nuclear program will be removed after 10 years, Zarif underlined.
He further said that the imposed weapon and missile limitations against Iran could be lifted even earlier, if the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) approves.
According to the UN Security Council resolution Iran will have to acquire permission from the UN Security Council for any arms deal it would like to make.
Meanwhile the Islamic Republic President Hassan Rouhani said early this week that Iran will ignore the resolution if necessary. Tehran will buy and sell weapons wherever it deems necessary and does not care about any resolution, he asserted.
The Iranian foreign minister also slammed the domestic critics of the nuclear deal, accusing them of trying to distort the achievement as a defeat.
Edited by CN
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