Envoy: Iran's letter on halting voluntary actions submitted to IAEA

London, Feb 15, IRNA – Iran's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to International Organizations in Vienna Kazem Gharibabadi said on Monday that Iran's letter on stopping the implementation of voluntary measures under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) as of Feb 23, 2021, was delivered to the Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

Gharibabadi said that the move took place in accordance with a new law passed by Iran’s Majlis (parliament) on the necessity of lifting of sanctions and protect the interests of the Iranians.

The parliament said the law is in line with the stated rights of the Islamic Republic of Iran under paragraphs 26 and 36 of the JCPOA, adding that the action was due to the failure of the parties to abide by their commitments to lift illegal sanctions against Iran.

He added that from now on, Iran and the agency's cooperation will continue only based on safeguarding obligations until the lifting of sanctions practically paves the way for Iran to return to re-implementation of these measures.

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