Iran Not to Ac­cept Any Per­ma­nent Re­stric­tion on Nu­clear Pro­gram

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TEHRAN - A top Ira­nian law­maker says there are no per­ma­nent re­stric­tions for Iran under the nu­clear deal the coun­try has signed with five world pow­ers, and Tehran will never ac­cept such lim­its.

Amir Kho­jasteh, a se­nior Ira­nian par­lia­men­tar­ian, says re­ports pre­pared by the In­ter­na­tional Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) show Iran’s com­pli­ance with its obli­ga­tions under the nu­clear agree­ment it signed with six world pow­ers, known the Joint Com­pre­hen­sive Plan of Ac­tion (JCPOA).

“One has to ad­mit the only au­thor­ity to deal with nu­clear is­sues, es­pe­cially those re­lated to the JCPOA, is the IAEA; so, opin­ions ex­pressed by dif­fer­ent coun­tries such as the United States on the deal are not ac­cept­able,” ICANA quoted him as say­ing in a Farsi re­port.

He said IAEA Di­rec­tor Gen­eral Yukiya Amano should not be swayed by pres­sure from U.S. states­men when draw­ing up his re­port on the performance of sig­na­to­ries to the JCPOA.

“If the au­thor­ity tasked with deal­ing with nu­clear is­sues turns into a fo­rum for the US and other coun­tries to im­pose their poli­cies, then there will be no trust for in­ter­na­tional co­op­er­a­tion,” said the MP.

The law­maker then touched upon the vi­o­la­tion of some of the pro­vi­sions of the JCPOA by the West.

“Un­for­tu­nately, some of the terms of the JCPOA have been vi­o­lated by the West, which shows the other par­ties to the deal are not liv­ing up to their com­mit­ments under the agree­ment; there­fore, it shows su­per­vi­sory bod­ies deal­ing with the JCPOA should dis­charge their re­spon­si­bil­i­ties based on the deal and not al­low our coun­try’s rights to be vi­o­lated,” he said.

He then re­ferred to some view­points about the sig­nif­i­cance of the per­ma­nence of the re­stric­tions for Iran under the nu­clear deal.

“In the text of the JCPOA, some pro­vi­sional re­stric­tions are stip­u­lated for Iran, which should be lifted grad­u­ally and based on the pro­vi­sions of the agree­ment; so, there are no per­ma­nent re­stric­tions for Iran,” he high­lighted.

The MP said one of the plans pur­sued by U.S. law­mak­ers is to make JCPOA re­stric­tions for Iran per­ma­nent.

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