Need to Deal With US Non-Adherence to Nuclear Deal

Need to Deal With US Non-Adherence to Nuclear DealNeed to Deal With US Non-Adherence to Nuclear Deal

A lawmaker said the government should clarify to the world that the US would be responsible for the possible collapse of JCPOA.

Mohammad Javad Jamali Nobandegani, a member of Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, made the statement in an interview with ICANA on Saturday.

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action is the formal name of the July 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, under which Iran committed to restricting its nuclear work in exchange for the removal of the UN, US and EU nuclear sanctions.

The International Atomic Energy Agency, the UN nuclear watchdog in charge of verifying Iran's commitment to its JCPOA obligations, has repeatedly announced that Tehran has held its end of the bargain since the implementation of the deal on January 16.

However, Tehran has expressed grievances that the US is creating obstacles in the way of Iran's efforts to reap the full economic benefits of the deal, in part by scaring off international firms and banks that are considering dealings with Iranians.

Jamali said the US non-adherence to the deal may be intended to provoke Iran to react by violating the JCPOA.

"Despite the US lack of commitment, Iran will not be the first to pull out of the JCPOA. But we expect the government to prepare a well-documented report on the implementation of the deal and show how the western parties to the deal, especially the US, have carried out their various obligations, including those related to banking, energy, insurance and air travel sectors," he said.

Pointing to the statement of the Leader of Islamic Republic Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei last Monday that the US lack of commitment to the nuclear deal proves it is still in the habit of reneging on its promises, Jamali said the Leader's words are a big support for the Iranian officials.

"The world understood that Iran's patience is coming to an end and it can no longer tolerate the US bad promises," he said.