Iran FM urges involved parties to honor nuclear deal
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 5
By Khalid Kazimov – Trend:
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has urged all parties involved in the country’s nuclear deal with the P5+1 to honor their obligations regarding the deal.
“We will not allow any party to unilaterally undertake any actions that are in violation of the nuclear agreement,” IRNA news agency quoted Zarif as saying at a joint press conference with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Beijing on Dec. 5.
He said that no one should ignore its commitments regarding the deal, adding that Iran and China share same position concerning the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA/nuclear deal).
The Iranian foreign minister has arrived in Beijing at the head of a large high-ranking political and economic delegation following a two-day visit to India.
The US lawmakers have recently reauthorized the Iran Sanctions Act (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.