Sanctions snapback means JCPOA violation - Leader
Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, in a letter addressed to President Hassan Rouhani noted that the implementation of the nuclear Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) requires the full lifting of sanctions on Iran, Irna reported.
Ayatollah Khamenei on Wednesday acknowledged the JCPOA by the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) which was reached with six world powers in Vienna on July 14.
In the letter to President Rouhani who also chairs the SNSC, the Supreme Leader referred to the precise and responsible examination of the JCPOA in the Islamic Consultative Assembly (parliament) and also the SNSC, and the clearance of this agreement through legal channels, and issued important instructions regarding the observation of and safeguarding the country's national interests.
In his letter, Ayatollah Khamenei also warned against any breach of the deal by the other side and noted that any remarks by the other side that says the structure of the sanctions will remain unchanged or imposition of any sanctions on Iran at any level under any pretext would translate into the violation of the JCPOA.
Enumerating nine-point requirements for the implementation of the JCPOA, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei endorsed SNSC Resolution 634, dated August 10, 2015, provided that the following provisions and requirements are observed.