‘Any change will lead to collapse of entire JCPOA’

‘Any change will lead to collapse of entire JCPOA’
Sun Oct 22, 2017 08:33:05

Russia has stressed that it has no doubt that Iran is in complete compliance to all aspects of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

PressTV--  "We have no doubts, Iran fulfills all terms of the agreements," said Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov during an international non-proliferation conference in Moscow on Saturday.

"Almost two years of the Joint Comprehensive Plan have demonstrated the agreement works effectively and copes fully with the outlined tasks. There is no alternative to the plan of action. We do not see reasons or opportunities to review or change it," he added.

He added that the JCPOA contains a fragile balance of interests "regarding fundamental issues of its participants’ security."

"Any shift of this balance will cause unavoidable collapse of the entire mechanism, and it would be impossible to assemble it in some new form... It is unrealistic to adjust the agreement, as all the issues, which required settlement, were solved this or that way," he noted.

US President Donald Trump delivered an anti-Iran speech on October 13, in which he said he would not be certifying Iran’s compliance with the terms of the JCPOA under a domestic American law, kicking a decision to Congress on whether to restore sanctions against the Islamic Republic.  

Yet, Trump’s move “has no support either by the public or obviously by the Democratic party or even it lacks support by the members of the Republican Party,” according to activist and radio host Rodney Martin.

In an interview with Press TV on Saturday, the Los Angeles-based former congressional staffer asserted that canceling the nuclear deal is merely endorsed by “pro-war neocons” in the US politics as well as the Israeli regime, particularly Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

“I suspect the real reason behind President Trump’s position is that he is not going to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem [al-Quds] and so he is going to compensate by his failure to deliver on that promise by throwing Netanyahu a bone,” he noted, citing Bibi’s attempts against the JCPOA after Trump won the US presidency.

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