TEHRAN (defapress)- Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said irrespective of who is the next US president, the future administration should be accountable for the actions of its predecessor that has harmed the Iranian nation.
News ID: 81470
Publish Date: 07July 2020 - 19:05
"Anyone who will become the next US president should work for compensating the losses that have been imposed by the US on Iran," Zarif said in a virtual meeting of the Mediterranean Dialogue (MED 2020) on Monday.
He said those who claim that they had not imposed pharmaceutical sanctions on Iran should know that Iran cannot access international banking operations, and therefore it is not possible for it to buy medicine.
Iran has been committed to all its obligations under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Zarif said, noting that five years after signing the nuclear deal, Iran has not achieved economic benefits from it due to obstructionism of certain parties and Europeans' noncompliance with it.
Commenting on Iran's efforts to prevent extension of arms embargo by the US, Iran’s top diplomat said that as per the JCPOA, the five-year deadline for ending arms ban has been set and agreed and no one can change it.
In relevant remarks in later June, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the US has breached the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, and censured Washington for punishing states which live up to their commitments.
"The US isn't merely violating JCPOA and bullying others to do so, too. It also has dishonor of being first in UN history to punish law-abiding countries for NOT violating a Security Council res," Zarif wrote on his Twitter account on June 29.
"I will present Iran's case to the Council abt noon ET, Tues," he added.