USA Continues to Hamper Iranian Nuclear Deal

All JCPOA participants are making every effort to keep the nuclear deal alive

The major purpose of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) has been attained, RISS expert Marianna Bakonina points out. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) routine surveillance of Iran and its openness to engagement guarantee other countries that Tehran is not developing nuclear weapons.

M.Bakonina recalled that the US Secretary of State M.Pompeo had written on Twitter that the world "must turn its eye to the fact that Iran’s nuclear deal has gone in the history and the US partners should accompany America for imposition of strong and tough sanctions against Iran." At the same time, the IAEA has recently released quarterly report on Iran’s nuclear program. All JCPOA participants agreed that they saw Tehran's commitment to the deal and pledged to spare no effort to keep it in place.

"Iran's low-enriched uranium (LEU) has already exceeded two tons, and the fuel enrichment level has increased to 4.5%. Heavy water reserves are also increasing. However, Iran has opened its nuclear facilities to international inspection. IAEA inspectors have already agreed on the visits to nuclear sites in Turkuzabad and the city of Shahreza. Tehran's failure to fulfill its commitments under the JCPOA is largely due to the US sanctions. If JCPOA sides help Iran's export of enriched uranium and modification of nuclear facilities, they will fall under Washington's sanctions. There have never been any moral responsibility involved in US-Iran relationship, so Berlin, London, and Paris are making every effort to keep the nuclear deal alive," RISS expert concluded.

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