Tehran to Reject Any Side Deal to JCPOA

Tehran to Reject Any Side Deal to JCPOA Tehran to Reject Any Side Deal to JCPOA

Iran ruled out the possibility of acceding to a side deal reportedly under negotiation between Washington and European parties to the Iran nuclear agreement to appease US President Donald Trump in response to his excessive demands.
"Our stance is clear and unwavering. The JCPOA can never be reopened, renegotiated or re-discussed. In our view, there can exist no supplemental agreement, amendment or anything to that effect under any different wording," Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi told IRNA. 
He was using an abbreviation that stands for the formal title of the 2015 nuclear accord between Iran and the six major powers, namely the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
Araqchi's reassertion of the Islamic Republic's stance came hours ahead of another meeting of the JCPOA Joint Commission on Friday in Vienna to address Iran's grievances about the US uncooperative approach to the deal's implementation.


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