TEHRAN (Iran News) – “If the sanctions against the Islamic Republic of Iran are not lifted by February 21, especially in the fields of finance, banking, and oil, we will definitely expel the International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors from the country,” said Ahmad Amirabadi, A member of the Parliament Presiding Board, in a televised program on Saturday.
“If the sanctions are not lifted by the mentioned date, the Islamic Republic of Iran will definitely stop the voluntary implementation of the Additional Protocol; this is the law of Iranian Parliament and the government is obliged to implement it,” he added.
“We have given the Americans a one-month opportunity, and the new US administration will take office on January 21,” Amirabadi highlighted, adding, “They have until February 21 to take action to lift the sanctions, otherwise the Islamic Republic of Iran will stand in the interests of its people.”
Stating that the main goal of the JCPOA was to lift sanctions which did not happen, he said, “We do not see any reason to fulfill our obligations until the sanctions are lifted.”
“Certainly, the implementation of the commitments without lifting the sanctions is to the detriment of the Iranian nation, and so far the Iranian nation has suffered from this issue, and the Americans and Europeans have not suffered any harm,” he noted.
previously, Parliament Speaker Mohammad-Baqer Qalibaf announced the law which would seek to have anti-Iran sanctions lifted and safeguard national interests. Moreover, the law obliges the government to, two months after the legislation becomes binding in parliament, stop allowing inspections that go beyond the Safeguards Agreement, including the voluntary implementation of the Additional Protocol if the other signatories to the Iran nuclear deal fail to fully make good on their commitments toward Iran and banking relations are not normalized and obstacles to exports and Iran’s sale of oil products are not fully removed and forex proceeds from sales are not immediately and fully returned to the country.
- source : Mehr