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U.S. to continue their efforts to benefit Iranian people of nuclear deal - State Department

26 September 2016 15:26 (UTC+04:00)
U.S. to continue their efforts to benefit Iranian people of nuclear deal - State Department

By Gunay Hasanova

The signing of the Joint Integrated Action Plan (JCPOA) between Iran and the West has benefited all parties involved, said a representative of the U.S. State Department, Saar Novruzzadeh.

“Since JCPOA is beneficial for all parties, we believe that everyone will continue to remain committed to its obligations, although, perhaps, there are forces on both sides who do not want to this diplomatic solution to be sustainable”, stressed Novruzzadeh, former Programs Director on Iran in the National Security Council of the United States.

Iran and the "Six" international negotiators reached a historic agreement on the settlement of long-term problems regarding the Iranian atom in June 2015.

Lengthy negotiations resulted in the adoption of the joint comprehensive action plan, the implementation of which will remove the imposed economic and financial sanctions by the UN Security Council, United States and the European Union on Iran completely.

The representative of the Department of State expressed satisfaction with the fact that Iran and the group of Western meditators 5 + 1 (the US, Britain, France, Russia, China, and Germany) remain committed to fulfilling its obligations under JCPOA.

Earlier this month, the International Atomic Energy Agency reported that Iran continues to fulfill its obligations under JCPOA.

The Agency continues to verify whether Iran fulfills the obligations on the absence of nuclear switching materials in the framework of safeguard agreements. Also, the verification continues on whether there are undeclared nuclear materials and ongoing activities in Iran.

"We understand that it will take some time to the people of Iran to see the real economic improvements in their daily lives after the nuclear deal," said Novruzzadeh, adding that within ten years the international community had serious concerns about Iran's nuclear program and only eight months passed since the signing of JCPOA.

Tehran has previously complained that the U.S. is not able to maintain the spirit of the nuclear deal, referring to the lack of desire of international companies to take part in cooperation with Iran because of the fear of punishment by the United States.

"The Iranians have witnessed economic growth, lower inflation, and the country's oil exports almost reached the level of pre-sanctions," said Novruzzadeh, adding that the United States will continue their efforts to make the Iranian people feel the economic benefits of implementing the nuclear deal.

The agreement on the Iranian nuclear program was signed July 14, 2015, in Vienna. In July, the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 2231 in support of the Joint Comprehensive Action Plan (SVPD).

Under the agreement, Iran agreed to eliminate its stockpile of medium-enriched uranium, cut its stockpile of low-enriched uranium by 98 percent, and reduced by about two-thirds the number of its gas centrifuges for 13 years.

To monitor and verify Iran's compliance with the agreement, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) will have regular access to all Iranian nuclear facilities.

The agreement provides that in return for verifiable abiding by its commitments, Iran will receive relief from U.S., European Union, and UN Security Council nuclear-related economic sanctions.


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