Dubai, January 12 (Reuters) – a senior aide to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader, said that once new negotiations are held with world powers, Iran will demand the cancellation of the so-called “quick resumption of sanctions” mechanism in the Iran nuclear agreement. The mechanism can resume the implementation of United Nations sanctions against Tehran.
According to the Iran nuclear agreement reached in 2015, Iran agreed to exercise restraint in nuclear activities in exchange for reducing US sanctions and other sanctions, the report said. The agreement includes an option to quickly resume U.N. sanctions if Iran violates the agreement, and to require Tehran to stop all uranium enrichment related activities and nuclear fuel reprocessing activities.
Ali & middot; Akbar & middot; velayati, senior adviser to Khamenei, said in an interview: “if further negotiations are to be held, this mechanism must be abandoned because it is an unreasonable principle. ”
The report points out that US President trump withdrew from the Iran nuclear agreement in 2018 and resumed sanctions against Iran. Since then, the West has called for more extensive international negotiations on Iran’s nuclear issue and its military ambitions, which Iran has always refused.
The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency said on Monday that Tehran has begun to enrich uranium with higher abundance, and the Iranian parliament has threatened to ban UN inspectors from entering the country’s nuclear facilities next month. In view of this, the world powers and Iran still have a few weeks to resume the Iran nuclear agreement reached in 2015.