Iran Not to Ac­cede to Any Change in JCPOA

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TEHRAN (Tas­nim) – Ali Ak­bar Ve­lay­ati, an in­ter­na­tional ad­viser to the Leader of the Is­lamic Revo­lu­tion, re­jected the no­tion that Iran would rene­go­ti­ate the 2015 nu­clear deal, known as the Joint Com­pre­hen­sive Plan of Ac­tion (JCPOA), and said Tehran will never ac­cede to any change in the deal.

Speak­ing to re­porters af­ter his meet­ing with a group of Syr­ian univer­sity teach­ers in Tehran on Tues­day evening, Ve­lay­ati said it is Wash­ing­ton’s il­lu­sion that the JCPOA can be re­formed. “Iran is not go­ing to agree to adding any­thing to or re­mov­ing any­thing from the JCPOA,” he added. “The same thing that has been im­ple­mented over the past two years, should (con­tinue to) be im­ple­mented,” stated Ve­lay­ati, who is also a mem­ber of an Ira­nian supreme coun­cil tasked with mon­i­tor­ing JCPOA im­ple­men­ta­tion.

“If the Euro­peans and Amer­i­cans make (pre­serv­ing the JCPOA) con­di­tional on Iran’s ad­her­ence to new con­di­tions, in­clud­ing mis­sile af­fairs, which are our most im­por­tant de­fen­sive weapons, and lim­it­ing Iran’s pres­ence in the re­gion, we will never ac­cede to it,” he added.

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