Public Feedback on JCPOA Positive: Iran’s Araqchi
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said polls show the conclusion of nuclear talks between Tehran and world powers to have the support of a majority of the Iranian nation’s population.
“The majority of the society express satisfaction with the JCPOA and support it,” Araqchi said in a gathering of Iranian academic researchers and media analysts in Tehran on Monday.
He was referring to the finalized text of a lasting accord between Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) over Tehran’s nuclear program.
Dubbed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the deal would subject the parties to comply with a series of commitments, resulting in the termination of sanctions on Iran in exchange for certain restrictions on Tehran’s nuclear program during a defined period of time.
Elsewhere in his comments, Araqchi -also a senior negotiator in the nuclear talks- said Iran’s diplomats try to provide the necessary clarification on details of the JCPOA before it comes into force, because the Foreign Ministry has respect for all views of the whole social strata in Iran.
The 159-page deal has its own opponents and proponents both in Iran and the other countries that are parties to the JCPOA, particularly the US.
While the United Nations Security Council has adopted a resolution to endorse the deal, the text of the document needs to be ratified by both Iran's Parliament and the US Congress.