Monday 19th of February 2018

Follow Us

Breaking News

Serious costs await nuclear deal violators: Iran deputy FM

Tehran,Aug 11:-- A senior Iranian official has warned against serious ramifications of breaching the 2015 nuclear deal, expressing Tehran’s preparedness to respond to any such scenario.

 

Addressing a Friday meeting of Japan’s Sasakawa Peace Foundation, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Abbas Araqchi said if any party to the deal, called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), violates its terms, they will have to pay a “serious cost.”

 

Araqchi denounced the new US sanctions against Iran over its missile program as “unacceptable” and argued that Tehran’s missile program, which relies on Iranian people’s capabilities, is solely defensive and deterrent.

 

Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council – the United States, Britain, France, Russia and China – plus Germany reached the JCPOA on July 14, 2015 and began implementing it in January 2016.

 

The UN Security Council later unanimously endorsed a resolution that effectively turned the JCPOA into international law.

 

Under the agreement, limits were put on Iran’s nuclear activities in exchange for, among other things, the removal of all nuclear-related bans against the Islamic Republic.

 

However, the US Senate and Treasury Department have imposed new sanctions against the Islamic Republic and several Iranian companies and individuals in recent months over its national missile program, which is not in breach of the JCPOA.

 

Araqchi’s comments come as the Iranian parliament (Majlis) is set to vote on a motion which incorporates a host of retaliatory measures in the face of US “acts of terror” and “adventurism” in the region.

 

The bill, which was passed by the Majlis’ Committee on National Security and Foreign Policy on Wednesday, will be put on the parliament’s agenda next Sunday, said Hossein Naqavi Hosseini, the committee’s spokesman, in a Thursday interview with the IRIB.

 

It “takes into consideration the aspects of US hostile measures in the region and their behavior in different areas, [including] acts of terrorism and human rights violations, will be put under close monitoring,” he added.

 

The bill allocates some $609 million to several state bodies, including the Foreign Ministry, Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs, the Judiciary, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) and its Quds Force, to monitor and probe US actions in the region, the lawmaker said.

 

Iranian lawmakers had passed the single-urgency motion with 93 percent of the votes, referring it to the National Security and Foreign Policy Committee for further consultation with different state organizations and legislative bodies, Naqavi Hosseini said.

 

The motion comes in response to the US violations of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran’s nuclear energy program and Washington’s new sanctions against Tehran’s missile activities, the latest round of which was adopted last month.

 

‘Iran’s source of power is its people’

 

Elsewhere in his remarks in Japan, Araqchi elaborated on Iran’s role in the Middle East, describing the Islamic Republic as the most stable and secure country in the tense region.

 

Iran, contrary to many other countries, gains power from its people, Araqchi said.

 

He went on to enumerate the key challenges facing the Middle East, including poverty and economic disparity, undemocratic regimes, extremism and terrorism as well as the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories.

 

Araqchi described Takfiri terrorism as the main challenge in the Middle East, which jeopardizes the entire global community and called for a collective campaign by all countries to eradicate the phenomenon.

Related Middle East News

Iranian airliner with 66 people on board crashes

Tehran,Feb 18:-- An Iranian airliner with 66 people on board, which was flying from the capital Tehran to the southwestern city of Yasuj, has crashed near the central city of Semirom, authorities said on Sunday.   The ATR turboprop aircraft belonging to Iran Aseman Airlines had taken off from t....

McMaster's remarks part of US Iranophobic policies: Iran

 Tehran,Feb 18:-- US National Security Adviser H. R. McMaster's recent remarks in Munich are a threat issued to other countries and against Iran's nuclear deal, says Tehran.    While addressing the 54th Munich Security Conference on Saturday, McMaster called on US allies to halt trade....

UN rights chief urges Iran to halt executions of juveniles on death row

 UN,Feb 17,(Fast Mail):-- “The execution of juvenile offenders is unequivocally prohibited under international law, regardless of the circumstances and nature of the crime committed,” the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, said in a news release Frid....

UN development agency remains committed to support Lebanon, says agency head

 UN,Feb 17,(Fast Mail):-- “Almost seven years into the Syrian conflict, Lebanon remains at the forefront of one of the worst humanitarian crises of our time and continues to show exceptional commitment and solidarity to people displaced by the war in Syria,” said Achim Steiner, the ....

UN, partners complete first aid delivery in months to Syria’s war-battered east Ghouta

 UN,Feb 17,(Fast Mail):-- “Whilst this development is welcome, it is absolutely insufficient. The people reached represent 2.6 per cent of the 272,500 people in need in east Ghouta,” the Humanitarian Coordinator for Syria, Ali Al-Za’tari, said in a statement Friday.   The....

Links
Contact
Editor :
Jagadananda Pradhan
Email :
fastmailmedia@gmail.com
fastmail@yahoo.com
Mob :(+91) 9437155542
Ph : 06764 223911
Contact Us
© 2015 Fast Mail Media Pvt Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
Developed by : FM Media Pvt Ltd.