Foreign Ministry's final report on JCPOA

Tehran, IRNA – “Iran” Newspaper published an artile on Tuesday addressing the Foreign Ministry’s quarterly report on implementing the JCPOA which reviewed developments of the deal, including technical disagreements, achieved agreements, consequences of US withdrawal from the deal and elaboration on ongoing talks in Vienna on possible return of the US to the deal.

Foreign Ministry’s report on the JCPOA which was handed to the parliament this week refers to Iran’s right to enriching uranium as the main point of challenge between Iran and world powers which were accepted and legalized through the deal and endorsed by the UN Security Council, the article wrote.

“Iran” Newspaper added that the Foreign Ministry report underlined if a deal was reached in Vienna between Iran and the remaining countries in the deal (known as 4+1) to revive the JCPOA and have the US rejoin it, many sanctions against Iran would be removed, including sanctions related to oil, gas and petrochemical products, insurance, shipping, ship making and ports, automaking, software and metals, building, mining, textile, finance sector, aviation, and exporting carpets and food which constitute pre-JCPOA and post-JCPOA sanctions.

The article also highlights US Congress legislation against Iran which would be halted if a deal was reached in Vienna. The legislations include the Defense Authorization Act of 2012, Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012, Iran Freedom and Counter-Proliferation Act of 2012 and Iran Sanctions Act.

The US should also cancel several executive orders if it rejoins the JCPOA, including Executive Orders 13754, 13590, 13622, 13645, 13628, 13781, 13902, 13876 and some parts of Executive Order 13846, the article said citing the report.

Washington also should cancel recognizing Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guard Forces as Foreign Terrorist Organization and exclude over 1,000 individuals and entities, including banks, insurance companies and many industrial companies, from the sanctions list.

Moreover, the US Department of Treasury would be obliged to revise, modify or cancel several recommendations against doing business with Iranian companies in the fields of shipping, finance, aviation industry, importing metal products by Iran and oil shipping.

According to the article, the US refused to remove sanctions known as primary sanctions which have been in place since the 1980s and sanctions imposed on Iranian individuals and entities based on pretexts regarding terrorism, missile program and human rights violations. However, these are the issues that Iran has never negotiated on with the US and appears to not be willing to do so in the future.

Iran has stated during Vienna talks that it would reverse its compliance reduction measure taken to reciprocate US withdrawal from the deal once it verifies that all sanctions have been truly removed.

Iran assumed several restrictions on its nuclear program and a regime of intense monitoring by the IAEA, in return for removing all US and international sanctions and canceling all nuclear resolutions issues by the UN Security Council against Iran, according to the article.

The Islamic Republic of Iran managed to keep all its nuclear technology and achievements and have the world accept its right to the enrichment of uranium as legal, as a result of the JCPOA.

The article also cited the final part of the report in which Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has made some advice for the new administration on nuclear talks to better safeguard Iran’s national interests.

Zarif has said that if there was a unity among different political factions in Iran on taking maximum advantage of the deal by involving the country’s economy with companies from both eastern and western economic powers, Iran’s interests would be better safeguarded and it would be most difficult for former US President Donald Trump to withdraw from the deal.

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