Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran has submitted its 22nd and the latest report on the 2015 nuclear deal to the parliament to shed light on efforts made by the ministry concerning the international accord.
The report, consisting of 200 pages, has been handed over to the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee of the Islamic Republic of Iran's parliament.
The 14 sections of the report include different issues ranging from reaching an agreement in 2015 and the implementation of the deal also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, sincere efforts to observe red lines, the United States' violation of the agreement, Washington's withdrawal from the JCPOA, Europeans' hesitation following the US's pull-out from the deal, America's all-out economic war against the Iranian nation, using article 36 of the JCPOA for resolving differences, scale-back from Iran's nuclear commitments in order to protect Iranians' rights, failure of maximum pressure, the democratic party in the US and the Americans' return to the deal, the necessity of lifting anti-Iran sanctions as well as conducting the Vienna talks in line with policies of the Islamic Republic.
According to the report, the negotiating team of the Islamic Republic has stressed time and again during the six rounds of negotiations in Vienna, Austria, that the Americans must lift all sanctions, Tehran will verify the move and then, it will return to the JCPOA.
The policy has been pursued by the Iranian delegation in the negotiations with the P4+1 group (the UK, France, Russia, China plus Germany) and Iran in Vienna.
Former US President Donald Trump ordered the unilateral withdrawal of his administration from the JPCOA in May 2018 and re-imposed anti-Iran sanctions, which should be lifted based on the international accord.
The US imposed sanctions on Iran's banking and energy sectors in a bid to hamper the Islamic Republic's economy, while Tehran complied with its commitments under the JCPOA and capped its nuclear activities.
Pointing to the opposition to the nuclear deal in Iran, the report mentioned that in recent years, Iranian diplomats and negotiators have been under pressure and they had to keep silent when it came to responding to destructive manners because foreign policy should not be the scene of political and factional struggles.
The past time can shed light on future strategies. The last report by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran refers to the developments in recent years, while emphasizes that the future would be better because the ministry believes the current situation shows the best time for compassion and unity.
Success in the Vienna talks and the failure of the US's maximum pressure can create a new atmosphere to pave the way for utilizing all capacities of the JCPOA to expand strategic ties with Russia and China as well as pushing the Western states to abide by their commitments.