Only Full Enforcement of JCPOA Will Satisfy Iran

Only Full Enforcement of JCPOA Will Satisfy Iran Only Full Enforcement of JCPOA Will Satisfy Iran

A nuclear negotiator said Iran will not make any compromise when it comes to the commitments of the other side regarding the historic nuclear agreement.

Tehran emerged from years of sanctions in return for temporary constraints on its nuclear program when the accord, formally entitled the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, took effect in January.

It came out of about two years of negotiations with major powers, namely the United States, Britain, France, Russia and China plus Germany.

Iran has repeatedly expressed frustration and dismay over the lack of access to financing, funds and insurance from abroad that it had expected to help jumpstart its sanctions-hit economy.

Residual non-nuclear US sanctions imposed for alleged terrorism charges, human rights abuses and missile activities include a ban on clearing Iran-related transactions through the US financial system.

The ban has made overseas banks and companies steer clear of deals with Iranians on fears of possible US retribution over even unwitting sanctions violations.

Iran has called on the US government to do more to ease the concerns.

  No Easy Path

A day before the accord's one-year anniversary, Hamid Baeidinejad told a press conference in Tehran on Wednesday that he and fellow Iranian negotiators never anticipated an easy path for the implementation of the action plan.

"Despite the existing sensitivities, complications and ambiguities, the JCPOA has not been breached so far and work is continuing to solve the problems," he was quoted as saying by IRNA.

Baeidinejad hoped that all the obstacles to the implementation of the pact could be removed through dialogue.

"We will be satisfied with nothing less than the full implementation of JCPOA [by the other side]."

Reuters reported a week ago that in a confidential report, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has criticized Iran's ballistic missile launches as "not consistent with the constructive spirit" of the nuclear deal.

Asked to comment on the report, the diplomat said, "Ban's report has yet to be finalized. What was published was only a draft version and it is incomplete."

"[The report] is expected to be complete and balanced. The contents of the draft were unbalanced."