On Thursday, during one-day visit to Italy, Iranian Deputy Minister of Political Affairs, Abbas Araqchi said that US sanctions against Iran are considered to be a heavy blow to Iran nuclear deal and endangered the nuclear deal between Iran and World powers.
Abbas said, “The new wave of anti-Iran sanctions by the US puts pressure on underway efforts to implement the commitments existing under the agreement”. He added, “The consequences of the reinstatement of the sanctions on the part of the US are worrisome”.
The Iranian official criticized US’ move to pull out of the deal and cited it a threat to the international peace and stability. He said, “The recent move by Washington can bring along insecurity across the international community as it overshadows international relations and equations”.
Abbas said that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has verified Iran’s commitment to the JCPOA through 13 rounds of inspections and accused US of violating United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231 for pulling out of the nuclear deal and for re-imposing sanctions on Iran that were lifted under the JCPOA 2015 signed between Iran and World powers.
Abbas mentioned that Russia, China, Germany, France and UK consider US sanctions against Iran as a heavy blow to NPT.
Vatican’s Foreign Minister Paul Richard Gallagher said that Vatican supports JCPOA and opposes US sanctions against Iran and urged Iran to remain committed to the deal even after re-imposition of US sanctions.
He said, “The Vatican is officially poised against these sanctions and in step with other European countries, it pursues mechanisms aimed at reducing them”.