Diplomats Urged to Utilize JCPOA Potential

Diplomats Urged to Utilize JCPOA Potential
Diplomats Urged to Utilize JCPOA Potential

Iranian envoys attended a conference aimed at helping exploit opportunities arising from the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers within the framework of the Resistance Economy.

Addressing the confab in Tehran on Saturday, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said diplomats should help people "feel" the economic benefits of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the formal name of the deal.

"In the new era, all efforts of ambassadors should be focused on promoting economic development and improving people's livelihood," Fars News Agency quoted the top diplomat as saying.

The July 2015 nuclear deal with P5+1 (the United States, Britain, France, China and Russia plus Germany), which went into effect in January 2016, removed international sanctions against Iran in exchange for temporary curbs on its nuclear program.

Zarif warned that some pro-Israel US opponents of the deal are trying to create obstacles to slow down the accord's implementation.

"[Dealing with] this approach of opponents requires vigilance and new strategies to advance the interests of the Islamic Republic of Iran," he said, adding that representatives of the Iranian government in foreign countries play a key role in this regard.

The conference titled "JCPOA and Resistance Economy: Opportunities and Capacities", scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, features high-raking government officials as keynote speeches.

Resistance Economy is a set of policies proposed by the Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei and aimed at promoting economic self-reliance and weaning the country off oil dependency.