Iranian President instructs FM, AEOI to implement JCPOA
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Oct. 17 instructed Foreign Ministry and the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) to begin implementation of the law on JCPOA, dubbed 'Iranian Government's Reciprocal and Proportional Action,' Iran's IRNA news agency reported.
Iranian parliament Speaker Ali Larijani recently signed and handed the law on JCPOA to President Rouhani for implementation.
Iran's 12-member Guardians Council ratified the bill to implement the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Oct. 14, which had been approved earlier by the Iranian Parliament.
In a letter to President Rouhani, written this morning by Larijani, the law was submitted to the President for implementation.
The provisions of the bill set out certain obligations that the administration has to observe in the implementation of the JCPOA.
Article 1 of the bill forbids either the production or application of nuclear arms by the Iranian administration based on a fatwa issued by the Leader and obliges the executive branch to participate in international and regional efforts aimed at countering the threat of such weapons.
The remaining articles laid emphasis on, among other things, cooperation and mutual respect between the two sides of the agreement, the administration's mindfulness of the other party's potential failure in removing the sanctions or its reversing them, and the prevention of access by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to military sites unless allowed by Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC).
Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council - the United States, Britain, France, China and Russia - plus Germany reached an agreement on Iran's nuclear program in the Austrian capital Vienna in mid-July.