Iranian Diplomat Expects JCPOA to Be Implemented in Days
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi predicted that implementation of a July nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers would start by Saturday, after the UN nuclear agency releases its final report.
“The (International Atomic Energy) Agency’s inspectors are supposed to issue their final report on Iran’s honoring of commitments until Friday. I believe the parties will perform their undertakings by Friday and Saturday and (then) the implementation day would be announced,” Araqchi said on Wednesday.
As regards the procedures to lift the anti-Iran sanctions under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the diplomat said the framework for termination of the sanctions has been finalized by the US and European sides.
As soon as the implementation day comes, the framework will be announced by the US Treasury Department and the European Union, he explained.
Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) on July 14 reached a conclusion on a 159-page nuclear agreement that would terminate all sanctions imposed on Tehran over its nuclear energy program after coming into force.
Afterwards, the 15-memebr United Nations Security Council passed a resolution that endorsed the JCPOA.
According to the UNSC Resolution 2231, all previous UNSC sanctions imposed on Iran over its nuclear program will be terminated when the JCPOA takes effect.