President stressed that if the rights of the Iranian nation under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) are not met, there is no reason for us to stay in the deal, adding: “Iran’s nuclear activities have always been peaceful”.
Speaking with Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano on Wednesday in Vienna, Dr Hassan Rouhani said: “JCPOA was a great success for diplomacy and IAEA and continuation of this success depends only on balance of all parties’ commitment”.
Referring to US’ withdrawal from the deal and the imbalance it has caused, the President said: “In such a situation, the other signatories have the responsibility to counter this move and compensate for the imbalance of the commitments”.
“It is not logical that in a treaty, a party live up to all its commitments and the other party violate its commitments. If our nation’s rights are not met, we will make a new decision,” added Rouhani.
At the same meeting, Director General of IAEA Yukiya Amano pointed out the critical point in time and said: “JCPOA was a great technical and diplomatic achievement and the agency has repeatedly verified that Iran has completely lived up to its commitments under the deal”.
He also appreciated Iran’s restraint after US’ withdrawal from the JCPOA.