TEHRAN, Dec 18_Iran rejects as “shameless” the US claim that it can invoke a mechanism in the 2015 nuclear deal to reinstate UN sanctions on Tehran, arguing Washington ceased participation in the accord last year.
TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club(YJC)_In a tweet on Wednesday, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif rejected the US claim that it could use a snapback mechanism to trigger sanctions against Iran because it is a participant in the agreement, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), saying President Donald Trump walked away from the pact last year.
The top Iranian diplomat said it did not suffice the US to punish those seeking to comply with the JCPOA, and now it was resorting to other unprecedented measures to advance its agenda.
In May 2018, US President Donald Trump unilaterally pulled his country out of the JCPOA signed between Iran and major world powers in 2015, in defiance of global criticism, and later re-imposed the sanctions that had been lifted against Tehran as part of the agreement.
European members since last month have begun raising the possibility of triggering the JCPOA’s “dispute resolution mechanism,” which is also known as the trigger mechanism, and whose activation can lead to the return of the UN sanctions on Iran.