Sunday, January 17, 2016

US Lifted Sanctions Imposed on Iran

Vienna - Sanctions imposed on Iran over its nuclear program have been lifted following the International Atomic Energy Agency’s confirmation of Tehran’s commitment to​ the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif made the announcement during a joint press conference in Vienna on Saturday.

The chairman of Expediency Council on Saturday congratulated Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the government and especially the brave and faithful Iranian nation on termination of sanctions.

Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi-Rafsanjani in his address at the Saturday session of the Expediency Council referred to the last stages of implementing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) which will pave the way for the termination of anti-Iran sanctions, congratulating the occasion to the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, President Hassan Rouhani and the Iranian nation.

'The process of negotiations and work which has led to this stage has been very intensive, tough and based on wisdom and prudence,' said Rafsanjani, appreciating the perseverance of the president, the government and especially the nuclear negotiating team, whom he said were all fully supported by the Supreme Leader of the Revolution.

Stressing the need for the other side's commitment to its respective obligations throughout the implementation of the JCPOA, Hashemi-Rafsanjani said that in case the six world powers breach the terms and conditions of that agreement the Islamic Republic, too, will act accordingly.

Meanwhile, Rafsanjani referred to the recent incident in the Persian Gulf engaging a number of US Navy marines just on the verge of implementing the JCPOA and the upcoming Iranian parliamentary and Leadership Experts Assembly election.

'The issue which could lead to a serious new controversial issue both inside Iran and in the world, especially on the verge of implementing the JCPOA and the February elections, was resolved rapidly and wisely through the government's prudence and IRGC's cooperation finely and we hope for other sensitive issues always this approach will be adopted,' he added.

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