Iran Not to Accede to Any Change in JCPOA
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.