May 8, 2019, 2:21 PM
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Lawmaker sets deadline for negotiations on 
JCPOA

Tehran, May 8, IRNA – A senior lawmaker set two-month deadline for negotiations on fate of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action after Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Tehran will suspend parts of its commitments to JCPOA.

Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh, head of Majlis Commission on National Security and Foreign Policy said that Iranian message to the signatories is peaceful contrary to the US that breached international pacts and global treaties.
He said that the Islamic Republic of Iran did not violate the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).
Iran announced that it would not be committed to some parts of the deal it signed with the United Nations Security Council's permanent members—US, UK, France, Russia, China—plus Germany in 2015.

President Rouhani, however, affirmed that the decision does not amount to withdrawal from the agreement known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

'The two-month deadline means that Iran has respectfully called on the remaining signatories to JCPOA to continue with the related meetings both on the expert and ministerial levels to salvage JCPOA,' the lawmaker told IRNA.

Since the deal has been implemented, it was Iran that has remained committed to its obligations, he said noting that the other parties to the international deal have not observed their commitments.

The JCPOA prohibited new sanctions, he said.
Referring the term 'surgery' that was used by the Iranian president, Falahatpisheh said that the decision would lead to a healthier, stronger JCPOA.

Rouhani gave 60-day moratorium to parties to JCPOA to remedy their breaches of the international deal including putting aside the wrongful sanctions on oil exports and banking ties, saying that otherwise Iran will ignore the level of enrichment and restriction on selling heavy water.
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