TEHRAN (Iran News) – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Tuesday that the Government enacted a law passed by the Parliament – known as ‘Strategic Act’ as of this morning.
The Strategic Act obliged the Government to stop voluntary acceptance of the IAEA Additional Protocol until the other participants to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action adhere to their undertakings under the accord.
Zarif said that Iran had officially informed the IAEA on February 15 about the Law that Iran will stop implementing the Additional Protocol on February 23.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif indicated in a tweet Friday that “the U.S. must lift all sanctions that the (former) Trump administration imposed immediately and unconditionally, in which case (Tehran) will back down on all the steps that it has taken.”
Zarif also told Iranian media that the U.S. now understands that its policy of absolute pressure on Tehran has failed and the Europeans must comprehend that there is no point in applying pressure on Iran because it does not work … If the U.S. returns to the agreement, he said, we will return to the agreement.
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh tweeted “token steps” now being taken by the U.S. are “great,” but that the important issue is to put the P5+1 group of countries back together. “The Trump administration,” he added “left the room and tried to blow it up.”
- source : IRNA