Ending All Sanctions , Condition for Considering JCPOA
The wisdom emerged from civility for negotiations with one party of the contract which has disregarded its responsibility and has not fulfilled its obligation in due time rules that in order to substantiate the right of the committed party, first we are better to go to the court and seek our rightfulness from the court, and in case this process is not possible, we should wisely leave the contract through reducing the amount of our commitments based on not giving any pretext to the opposite current.
IRAN NEWS POLITICAL DESK
The recent reciprocal action law, which has been recently approved by Majlis and the government inevitably had to accept it, has put in front of us this very content based on rational principle and gradual reduction of reducing obligations and return to the day one with an experience bitter than the snake venom.
That the other parties have misused the 11th and 12th governments’ convergence and deceived Iran with “JCPOA”, of course, it was a great historical experience which will remain forever between Iran and the West. Westerns and above all Germany are after excessive demands. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas recently in an interview with German weekly Der Spiegel has said that Germany is after an alternative for the JCPOA and a broader nuclear deal with Iran because according to his claim, the current agreement is no longer enough. According to Russian news agency Sputnik which has quoted Maas’s interview, the German foreign minister has claimed, “A form of ‘nuclear agreement plus’ is needed, which also lies in our interest. We have clear expectations for Iran: no nuclear weapons, but also no ballistic rocket program that threatens the whole region. Iran must also play another role in the region.” He went on to claim that a broader accord is needed as Iran cannot be trusted.
Berlin’s demand, as one of the European signatories of the JCPOA for restricting the components of power of the Islamic Republic of Iran in line with the U.S., comes while Iranian officials have repeatedly reiterated that the JCPOA is not negotiable any longer. The most interesting part of the interview is where the Western countries, which have not either fulfilled any of their obligations, do not blame the violator, and with irreplaceable rudeness assert that Iran cannot be trusted while they themselves have been the main violators of the JCPOA and Iran has never fallen short in observing its obligations that most Iranians are opposed to them and only Iran government with collusion with the former Majlis Speaker gave in to it, and the country became committed to fulfill them above its obligations and now it is accused of being distrustful.
U.S. President-Elect Joe Biden, who is on the eve of entering the White House, during his presidential campaign had said that if Iran returned to its full commitment to the JCPOA, he and Washington would return to it, too. On the whole, although he and his advisors several times had stipulated that in case Biden won the election he would return to the JCPOA, they have implicitly and vaguely have talked about the necessity of another accord and this issue has been considered as strengthening the current accord.
The U.S. Administration in May 2018 pulled out of the JCPOA accord, and besides reimposing the suspended sanctions under this accord, it imposed new sanctions against Iran. European troika (Germany, UK and France) despite their verbal opposition to the U.S. pullout of the JCPOA did not fulfill their promises to compensate the effects of this exit. The Islamic Republic of Iran in reaction to the passiveness and inactivity of European countries began to reduce its obligations regarding the JCPOA in five steps. The reciprocal action law approved by Majlis has assigned the government to pave the necessary grounds for return of the country to the primary position that the 10th government had laid its grounds.
Mohammad Javad Zarif is the foreign minister of that government that imposed the JCPOA on the country who in his twitter post says, “Iran has proved its bona fides in 15 IAEA reports. Biden Administration should prove its bona fide by complying fully with the UN Resolution 2231 and ceasing the Trump Administration’s economic war against Iranians.”
Even Zarif in an interview has said, “The U.S. has pulled out of the JCPOA but it has not left the United Nations. The U.S. as a permanent member of the United Nations has responsibilities and obligations and we have a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolution that the U.S. as one of the permanent members of the UNSC should observe it. The U.S. has violated the resolution because the Trump Administration was a rebel. Now if Biden Administration wants to be a rebel administration can tie implementation of its obligations to negotiations.”
Iranian foreign minister in another part of his tweet stipulated that Iran will not re-negotiate with the U.S. on the JCPOA. (It means all Westerners should fulfil their due obligations and compensate for their delay in fulfilling their obligations).
That Majlis legislators in the framework of reducing nuclear obligations and Iranian president’s letter to European states and in response to the hostile actions of the U.S. in collaboration with European states against the Islamic Republic of Iran has approved the law, is considered as a small portion of compensating the past damages resulted by the JCPOA deceits.
Westerners should know that the future does not belong to their aligned government. Neither is this Majlis the previous Majlis nor will the next government be beguiled by them once again.
By: Hamid Reza Naghashian
- source : IRAN NEWS