Foreign Ministry: Only path for US to rejoin JCPOA is full compliance, removal of all sanctions
The Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said the only path for the United States to rejoin the 2015 Iran nuclear deal is full compliance and removal of all illegal sanctions.
“The only US ‘path back’ to the Deal is: full compliance & effective removal of ALL imposed, re-imposed & re-labeled sanctions,” he said in a post on his official Twitter page on Wednesday.
“Only after that, we'll stop our remedial measures,” he added.
Khatibzadeh pointed out that unlike the US, Iran still remains a party to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), stressing that certain “media spinning can’t change” this fact.
The tweet came after US State Department spokesperson Ned Price in a press briefing rejected what he called Tehran's position of "maximalist demands."
Khatibzadeh told Press TV on Tuesday that the US has to return to compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal by removing its anti-Iran sanctions all at once, asserting that the Islamic Republic will accept no “step-for-step” approach in this regard.
The spokesman said Iran’s position was “crystal clear,” adding, “We have just one step and that is the removal of all the sanctions imposed.”
He also pointed to the talks between Iran and the remaining parties to the JCPOA over the future of the agreement and said the talks held so far have been focused on how the parties attending the Commission to the JCPOA “could make sure that the US will get back to full compliance and effectively remove all imposed, re-imposed or re-labeled sanctions after it ceased its participation in the JCPOA.”