Lar­i­jani: Iran tak­ing steps to fa­cil­i­tate in­vest­ment af­ter US nu­clear deal pull­out

Iran Daily - - National -

Ira­nian Par­lia­ment Speaker Ali Lar­i­jani said the Is­lamic Repub­lic has taken steps to fa­cil­i­tate in­vest­ment in the coun­try af­ter the United States’ move to with­draw from the land­mark nu­clear agree­ment signed be­tween Iran and the P5+1 group of coun­tries in 2015.

Speak­ing to re­porters in Tehran on Tues­day, Lar­i­jani added that the US acted in vi­o­la­tion of moral­ity, in­ter­na­tional reg­u­la­tions and com­mit­ments and pulled out from the nu­clear agree­ment, of­fi­cially known as the Joint Com­pre­hen­sive Plan of Ac­tion (JCPOA).

He added that the US move has some­how af­fected in­vest­ments in Iran, say­ing Tehran has adopted cer­tain mea­sures in this re­gard while ne­go­ti­a­tions are also un­der­way. “In ac­cor­dance with the US be­hav­ior within the next months, we should work out a more pre­cise frame­work,” the top Ira­nian par­lia­men­tar­ian pointed out.

US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump an­nounced on May 8 that Washington was walk­ing away from the nu­clear agree­ment, which was reached be­tween Iran and the five per­ma­nent mem­bers of the UN Se­cu­rity Coun­cil – the United States, Bri­tain, France, Rus­sia and China – plus Ger­many.

Trump also said he would re­in­state US nu­clear sanc­tions on Iran and im­pose “the high­est level” of eco­nomic bans on the Is­lamic Repub­lic.

Un­der the JCPOA, Iran un­der­took to put lim­its on its nu­clear pro­gram in ex­change for the re­moval of nu­clear-re­lated sanc­tions im­posed against Tehran.

Since the US pres­i­dent pulled Washington out of the his­toric nu­clear deal, Euro­pean coun­tries have been scram­bling to en­sure that Iran gets enough eco­nomic ben­e­fits to per­suade it to stay in the deal. The re­main­ing par­ties have vowed to stay in the ac­cord. In sep­a­rate let­ters to his coun­ter­parts in var­i­ous coun­tries, Iran’s For­eign Min­is­ter Mo­ham­mad Javad Zarif said all mem­bers of the in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity must stand up to US law-break­ing be­hav­ior, bul­ly­ing and dis­re­gard for the rule of law af­ter Washington an­nounced it was with­draw­ing from the land­mark nu­clear deal Iran.

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