Iran's patience saved the nuclear agreement
Tehran, Feb 24 (Prensa Latina) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani assured on Wednesday that the Islamic Republic's patience saved the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) or nuclear deal.
'We are committed to the JCPOA and are protecting it with all force, if it were not for our patience and resistance, there would have been nothing left of that multilateral agreement signed in 2015,' he said.
Rouhani welcomed the agreement between the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Tehran which, despite the fact that Iran will limit access to its facilities, will open them to inspectors from the agency in the next three months.
Iran's cooperation with the body placed the Islamic Republic in the position of plaintiff, not defendant, he said.
According to the Iranian president, the ball is in the court of the United States, and it is up to the Government headed by President Joe Biden to decide if the JCPOA is saved.
Addressing the United States, Rouhani stated, 'You still keep Iran's funds blocked and once you keep your word and stop the economic terrorism against the Iranian nation, we will return to dialogue.'
The Biden administration gave signs of returning to the agreement that Washington abandoned in May 2018; however, Iranian authorities demand that this return will make no sense without the lifting of anti-Iran punitive measures.
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