News ID: 203110
Published: 0329 GMT October 25, 2017

Iranian diplomat: JCPOA strong enough not to be harmed by US

Iranian diplomat: JCPOA strong enough not to be harmed by US

Iranian Ambassador to Britain Hamid Baeedinejad shrugged off the US administration’s recent threats against the 2015 nuclear agreement, saying the deal is strong enough not to be undermined by Washington.

Addressing a meeting about the future of the deal held in the British Parliament on Tuesday night, Baeedinejad pointed to recent remarks made by US President Donald Trump against the agreement, saying that despite all the rhetoric against the deal, the US government could not withdraw from the deal, Tasnim News Agency reported.

The US administration’s move to leave the deal has discredited the Trump administration, he said, adding that this negative effect will not be easily offset.

However, the Iranian diplomat said, the deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), is so strong that the US government cannot undermine it.

The remarks came as the US president, in a major confrontational stance against Iran, refused to certify the multilateral deal on Tehran’s peaceful nuclear program.

Speaking from the White House on October 13, Trump said he will choose not to certify that Tehran is complying with the agreement.

Since the historic deal was signed in Vienna in July 2015, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has eight times confirmed the Islamic Republic’s compliance with its commitments under the JCPOA.


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