AEOI chief warns against sabotage acts against JCPOA
Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi warned that the US, Israel and some of their regional allies are attempting to weaken the internationally-accepted 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and the P5+1 group of countries.
“Now, a move and indescribable coordination has been created among certain regional states, the Zionist regime and the new US administration to distort the nuclear deal using any means,” Salehi said on Sunday, two days after the second anniversary of endorsement of the nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 (the US, Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany) on July 14, 2015.
Meantime, he underlined the strong points of the nuclear deal and the obstacles on the way of the signatories to violate it, and said, “The other side knows that the nuclear deal is like a strong dam which cannot be ruined easily and therefore, they have resorted to harassing measures so that we will have a reaction and they use it as a pretext to attain their goal” (that is discarding the deal).
His remarks referred to the US Senate’s recent votes to impose new sanctions against Iran over its missile defense program and support for resistance groups that are fighting the terrorist groups of Daesh and Al-Qaeda.
In a statement on Friday, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres praised Iran for its full implementation of the 2015 nuclear deal, and urged all parties to the agreement to remain committed to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).
“I shall continue to support the implementation of the JCPOA, in accordance with resolution 2231 (2015) and other relevant decisions of the Security Council,” Guterres said.
“The JCPOA was a major achievement in the area of nuclear non-proliferation. It gives us all hope that the most complex issues in this domain can be addressed through dialogue, understanding and cooperation,” he said.
“I am confident that the JCPOA is the best way to ensure the exclusively peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear program and realize the great aspiration of the Iranian people,” the UN chief noted in his statement.