US Courts Cannot Nullify JCPOA

US Courts Cannot Nullify JCPOA US Courts Cannot Nullify JCPOA

No US court is in a position to nullify the nuclear accord between Iran and the world powers, said the chairman of Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission on Sunday.

"The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action is an official and legal document signed by the US president. Trying to revoke an internationally recognized deal would be a blow to the US reputation in the international political arena," ICANA quoted Alaeddin Boroujerdi as saying.

The comments by the lawmaker came after an interview published on the WND website in which a Republican representative, Louie Gohmert, said he is looking to the courts to stop and derail the nuclear accord with Iran in its tracks.

Gohmert believes that JCPOA is a treaty that must be ratified by the US Congress. Indeed, the Congress never declared the agreement a treaty. Instead, Republicans adopted the Corker-Cardin bill. Concerned in early 2015 that Congress would have no say on any deal, Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker authored legislation that would require a two-thirds majority in the House and Senate to reject the deal. It failed in the Senate.

Boroujerdi said bringing up civil cases against other countries or their citizens is common practice in all countries and the US congressman's action is nothing "new" or "significant".

"There are many cases filed against the US government in Iranian courts due to the long US history of criminal actions against Iran," he said.  

The senior parliamentarian stated that the nuclear accord has "changed the accepted models of international relations and negotiations".

He pointed to the long process of sealing the deal, stressing that "all the parties involved must act in line with the internationally ratified accord".

"Iran will firmly stick with its commitments under JCPOA as far as all the other parties involved in the deal carry out their promises," he said.

Boroujerdi added that Iran is trying to utilize its recently unfrozen assets to materialize Resistance Economy—a series of guidelines that promote economic self-sufficiency.