Feb 17, 2021, 1:01 AM
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Envoy: No changes in Iran's nuclear strategy

New York, Feb 17, IRNA – No change has taken place in Iran's nuclear strategy, Iranian Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Majid Takht Ravanchi said on Wednesday.

Iran, as an NPT member, should enjoy the advantages of peaceful use of nuclear power, Takht Ravanchi told the foreign media.

Different IAEA reports prove that Iran has been fully cooperating with the agency, he underlined.

When the US illegally pulled out of the JCPOA, the other remaining participants called on Iran not to behave the same way as the US and not withdraw from the deal as they would compensate for Iran's losses, he said.

Iran waited a year in this regard, but nothing happened in reality, he said, adding that at that point, the Iranian government decided to reduce its commitments in a multi-stage way; the same was carried out under Article 36 of the UN Security Council.

Iranian government has obligations within the framework of the Iranian laws, he said, noting that Iran needs to take steps, some of which such as the enrichment of 20 percent uranium have already started.

Iran will fulfill its obligations within the framework of the safeguards and the NPT, he stated, adding that the agency inspectors will be present in Iran.

Iran has always announced that the US should return to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action aka the JCPOA, which means that it must live up to its obligations under the deal, he pointed out.

Takht Ravanchi went on to say that the US must remove the sanctions specified in the JCPOA.

All Sanctions passed during Trump’s term should be lifted, he said, underlining that it is quite clear what America should do in this regard.


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