Iran Trusts Settlements By Diplomatic Means - Official

(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, April 22. Iran has neverabandoned the diplomatic framework regarding its nuclear program,the spokesperson for Iran's Foreign Ministry, Nasser Kanani, saidduring the press conference in Tehran, Trend reports.

According to Kanani, Iran has used all its capabilities to liftUS sanctions against Iran.

Kanani added that the sides that left the negotiating table werethe US and its counterparts.

The spokesperson noted that Iran's efforts to lift sanctionscontinue in international meetings, UN meetings, and summits.

To note, the Comprehensive Plan of Joint Action on Iran'snuclear program was implemented between Iran and the P5+1 group(the United States, Russia, China, the United Kingdom, France, andGermany) in January 2016. The US announced in May 2018 that it waswithdrawing from the plan and imposed sanctions on Iran in Novemberof the same year. Iran has announced that there will be norestrictions on the Iran nuclear deal in 2020.

In late 2020, the Iranian parliament adopted a strategic plan tocounter the sanctions, citing the non-fulfillment of the JointComprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) signed between Iran and sixcountries and the imposition of sanctions on Iran.

Based on the decision of the Iranian parliament, as of February23, Iran stopped the implementation of additional measures and anadditional protocol included in the nuclear deal. As a consequence,the monitoring mechanism of the IAEA was reduced by 20–30percent.

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