Iran Parliament Calls for ‘Real’ Removal of US Sanctions

Iran Parliament Calls for ‘Real’ Removal of US Sanctions
Iran Parliament Calls for ‘Real’ Removal of US Sanctions

Amid the diplomatic process in Vienna, Austria, on a potential revival of the 2015 nuclear accord, Iran’s Parliament stressed the country’s “definitive” demand for a “real removal” of the sanctions imposed on the Islamic Republic by the United States, followed by a “meticulous verification” of such a termination of bans.
In a statement issued on Tuesday, 200 out of the parliament’s 290 lawmakers reemphasized Tehran’s demand for a “real removal of all the sanctions and a rigorous verification of this [process]”, Press TV reported.
It referred to that as “the essential condition for Iran’s commitment to its nuclear obligations”.
The US reimposed inhumane sanctions in 2018 after unilaterally leaving the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, a historic nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers.
In response, Iran suspended parts of its own commitments under Article 26 of JCPOA concerning its legal rights in case of non-compliance by the other signatories.
Since April 6, talks have been underway between Iran and the remaining JCPOA members to examine the potential of a US return to the deal and Tehran’s full compliance with the agreement.
The lawmakers also said any talks between Iran and other countries about the matter could only be judged as productive, if they enable the Islamic Republic to “derive true economic benefits” from JCPOA.
They, therefore, rejected any partial removal of sanctions that could retain some of the economic pressure on the Iranian nation.
“The US should be completely, verifiably and irreversibly disarmed of the sanctions weapon. If the sanctions are not removed 100%, it is as if none of them has been lifted,” they said.
The MPs regretted that the quality of the talks so far had shown that neither the United States nor its European allies in the deal — the UK, France and Germany — show a serious determination for removing the bans.
The allies were even trying to impose further restrictions on Iran and pave the way for putting the Islamic Republic’s defensive and regional influence up for discussion, the statement said.
However, succumbing to their excessive demands stands to afflict serious damage on the country’s nuclear program and its achievements, the lawmakers stressed.
They said nuclear activities had contributed to the country’s economy in such areas as clean energy, environmental protection, pharmaceutical and agriculture development.

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