“The Americans, due to their destructive actions against the JCPOA and Resolution 2231, have lost the position to question the deal's achievements,” ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi told a press conference on Monday.
The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is the official name of the historic nuclear accord that was signed between the Islamic Republic and the P5+1 group of states -- the US, the UK, France, Russia, and China plus Germany -- in Vienna that year, while Resolution 2231 refers to the UN Security Council resolution that enshrined the deal after it was concluded.
The agreement led to many achievements, including certain voluntary changes to Iran’s nuclear energy program and the lifting of nuclear-related sanctions against the Islamic Republic. It also foresaw the removal of an arms embargo against the country in October.
The United States, however, began discrediting the JCPOA in 2018 by leaving the accord and returning the sanctions. And now, it is trying to prevent the removal of the arms embargo, although, it is no longer a JCPOA partner.