Tehran, January 10 Iranian Speaker Kalibaf said on the 10th that Iran does not seek to withdraw from the comprehensive agreement on the Iranian nuclear issue, but has the right to suspend the implementation of the agreement in accordance with the provisions of the agreement on dispute settlement mechanism.
On the same day, the Islamic Republic of Iran News Agency quoted Khalibaf’s speech at the parliamentary session to report that Western countries should recognize the rights of the Iranian people and pay a corresponding price if they only put pressure on Iran.
“Sanctions against Iran are considered lifted when Iran can freely export oil, the Central Bank of Iran can obtain revenue through official mechanisms, and Iranian entrepreneurs can do business with foreign partners normally,” Kalibaf said. In this case, Iran will resume the implementation of the Iran nuclear agreement.
According to Iran’s Meher News Agency, Farahani, a member of the Presidency of the Iranian Parliament, said on the 9th that if the sanctions against Iran, especially in the fields of finance, banking, oil, are not lifted by February 21, Iran will expel IAEA inspectors in accordance with a parliamentary act.
The U.S. government unilaterally withdrew from the Iran nuclear agreement in May 2018, and then restarted and added a series of sanctions against Iran.
Iran has gradually suspended the implementation of some of the terms of the agreement since May 2019, but promised to take measures that are “reversible”.
In early December 2020, Iran’s Constitutional Guardian Council approved a bill passed by Parliament, requiring the government to further break through the restrictions of the Iran nuclear agreement within a certain period of time without finding a “restriction” of sanctions against Iran.