JCPOA failed to realize ‘all our demands’

TEHRAN, Aug. 08 (MNA) – Parliament speaker has drawn a comparison between the circumstances after the Resolution 598 and the present circumstances after JCPOA.

Ali Larijani who was addressing Parliament Joint Budget Commission on the occasion of National Reporters Day on Saturday, told reporters that country’s current situation was well comparable to that after Resolution 598 agreed by Iran in 1988. “The Resolution was a critical issue of that time when the Iranian society was in a turning point, and which ushered a new era; similarly, the deal with the west in nuclear issue has created such effect, and after 12 years, now we are on the brink of a terra incognita, which is fraught with dangers; the international community is much cruel to the newcomers,” emphasized Larijani, providing example from Iraq’s imposed war against Iran in 1980s, after which the Resolution 598 posed another challenge for the Revolution.

“We should understand that the current situation is a new era; the negotiations should not be scaled down to merely facile verbal give and take and without difficulty; this has been one of the most difficult negotiations in the history of Revolution; talks had been in constant frequenting between negotiation venue and Tehran to be discussed by authorities and get rechanneled into another module, and it was a two-way street,” said Larijani.

“What appears on paper reflects only one side of the difficulties inherent in the negotiations,” added the Parliament speaker, answering his rhetorical question whether JCPOA was the end of the road; “the deal is the end of a period; however, it is the onset of an eventful era; it should not be assumed that the path after the deal will be without its own difficulties; current propaganda raised about Parchin is quite superficial, aiming at wielding impact on international decision-making, and a solution to domestic concerns inside the US,” he asserted.

“Parchin is an important site; what is unnatural is that they link normal activities in Parchin to military garrisons; no doubt that the Zionist regime is chagrined in the prospect of a solved Iranian nuclear issue, and they would spend huge sums to turn the tide,” Larijani told the commission; “we should be aware that the post-deal era is a new untrodden path with new challenges; we should understand well the JCPOA document, and act out of honesty and good faith in explaining its provisions,” he demanded.

“This is definitely a trade-off, and no one would claim a maximal gain for Iran in the JCPOA; however, the major issues of concern for Iran had been well-balanced vis-à-vis the western demands, which is first to retain the enrichment right and second removal of sanctions, which will not be without its own consequences,” Larijani admitted. “The major question now is whether after deal enrichment is a possibility; this is for the first time that world powers have accepted that Iran would have its enrichment technology, with limited enrichment level, though; this has its own complexities, and raises the concern whether, with our current scope of technology, this would aim to mount pressure on us in want of more restrictions,” he asked rhetorically.

Larijani said that the limitations would not be of damaging effect on Iran; “we secured enrichment in Iran; the same countries who refused to give us even screws of the nuclear enrichment facilities, failed to impede Iran’s way to nuclear technology, which they would also acknowledge this failure as well,” he concluded.


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