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Iran: US not powerful enough to undermine nuke deal

Politics Materials 5 December 2016 12:45
Iran believes that the US will not be able to unilaterally undermine the nuclear deal signed between Tehran and the six world powers last year.
Iran: US not powerful enough to undermine nuke deal

Tehran, Iran, Dec. 5

By Mehdi Sepahvand, Fatih Karimov – Trend:

Iran believes that the US will not be able to unilaterally undermine the nuclear deal signed between Tehran and the six world powers last year.

The JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action aka nuclear deal) has a strong international support, Bahram Qasemi, Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman, said during a press conference in Tehran on Dec. 5, Trend's correspondent reported from the event.

He further said that the US is not powerful enough to undermine the nuclear deal.

The US lawmakers have recently reauthorized the ISA, which was first introduced in 1996 to punish investments in Iran's energy industry based on accusations that Tehran was pursuing non-civilian objectives in its nuclear energy program.

While Barack Obama is expected to approve the legislation on the renewal of sanctions against Iran for the next 10 years, Iranian leaders have sharply criticized the motion describing it as a breach of the last year’s landmark nuclear deal.

Mesnwhile, Qasemi said that the wise people in the US will not allow the nuclear deal to be violated.

“I am optimistic that they will change route. We have scenarios for all outcomes and will respond accordingly,” he added.

The Iranian diplomat added that Tehran expects the EU to stay committed to the JCPOA, but it is naive to think countries will follow their commitments forever, Qasemi said.

“However we hope the EU plays its historic role in this regard,” he added.

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